Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
is hosting this week's round-up of poetic goodness.
When Catherine put out the call for poems honoring women in honor of International Women's Day, I knew immediately which poem I would share. It's a poem that I first read more than twenty years ago as I was taking a state teacher test in Texas. It moved me to tears and it took me awhile to track it down (pre Google days), but the search was worth it. It begins with these words:
"they were just meant as covers
against pounding january winds"
and concludes with these words:
"stretched out they lay
knotted with love
the quilts sing on"
"My Mother Pieced Quilts" by Teresa Paloma Acosta remains one of my all-time favorite poems. Go ahead and click on the title to read the entire poem. I'm convinced that you'll love it too. For more background on the poet and commentary on the poem, check out this article.
It Skipped a Generation! is a post I wrote to honor the women in my family who sew.
And here's a poem I wrote to honor Cynthia Grady's
beautiful book of poetry, I Lay My Stitches Down.