Saturday, October 02, 2010

patched flashback

appliques on my quilt
are a tapestry
my mom has written a story or more in patches
I have tried to unthread it
the needle pierced my thumb
mom gloated over it

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Why don't you try something in 160 characters? Space included!

22 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

Here's saluting you, Gautami.. how do you pick up the threads from anywhere and then to talk of unthreading.. Wow! God bless!

chrisd said...

I guess that Mom's sharp needle brought you back to the here and now. Moms are good for that.


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ana said...

"my mom has written a story or more in patches"

Such a nice image

J Cosmo Newbery said...

There are times when I definitely become unravelled.

joanny said...

this story 160 made me smile--- Mothers can be like that with "I told you so" attitude.

Nice 160,

Joanny

Deborah said...

Aaw moms should never gloat, wonderful 160 :o)

jaerose said...

Lovely reminiscence Gautami.Jae.

Brian Miller said...

we have a patchwork quilt handed down through the family, filled with stories...moms gloating though is a bit disturbing...

my 160

gs batty said...

the family quilts....notheing like them to create wonderful memories.

great poem

Alice Audrey said...

Tsk, that isn't nice of her at all. Wait. You're pulling a quilt apart?!

gautami tripathy said...

Audrey, you got that right! I was! But her stitches are so good, That I couldn't..

Monkey Man said...

Mom's rule...their world. You just don't mess with them. Great Sunday 160. Thanks for playing.

PattiKen said...

Very nice. I love those family quilts that tell a story in memories.

Elizabeth said...

I love the idea of patched together stories that bring warmth long after being sewn together. Were you attempting to unravel it so you could put your version in there? With your explanation above, she's got good reason to gloat. Wonderful piece,

Elizabeth

gospelwriter said...

I like this very much - the mom's story, the daughter having a different version perhaps? Great 160

Kerry O'Connor said...

A wonderful metaphor for the mother-daughter relationship!

Victoria said...

Creative way of expressing a universal truth...well done.
Victoria

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Prayer Girl said...

What a beautiful set of thoughts woven together in just 160 characters. Wonderful.

Mine is up.

PG

Arian Tejano said...

mothers indeed can write/recreate memories even w/o writing.

reel rewindings

Divaa Divine said...

i like the weave of ur words and the trance in ur expression!

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she said...

moms are good at saying I told you so, aren't they? (myself included!)

Geraldine said...

A lot of memories and emotion woven into these lines.

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