(c) all rights reserved · dverse · poetry · quadrille

dVerse — quadrille #102 — Tapestry

Tabriz style “Ardabil Carpet”


Fuzzy crimson splotches
Warped blossoms
Viral entanglements
Crude pills on the weft
Tactile levity severed
Too many hanging threads
Dangling dust magnets

I need a good shake
Laid on the line
Chill breeze
Tightening my weave
Beaten with purpose
Until my surface is flush


Mish is today’s host for dVerse.  Mish says:
Pen a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title using the word “flush” in some form.

48 thoughts on “dVerse — quadrille #102 — Tapestry

  1. Many years ago I used to cross-stitch and make tapestry. I love your personified tapestry to bits, Lisa, especially the ‘Warped blossoms’ and ‘Viral entanglements’, and the ‘Chill breeze / Tightening my weave’!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Great ekphrastic poem, I loved how you used the language of weaving to “tie” it all together. (Sorry- couldn’t help it) This poem made me want to read it again – just for the sheer pleasure that your word choice bestowed. Did you know where it was going when you started? I really liked/appreciated the twist between the first and second stanza – very haiku-like feel to this.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks, Christine, glad you enjoyed reading it No, it didn’t start out that way. The blotches were bad spots along my synapses with everything going on. Glad you liked the twist between the stanzas also.


  3. You conjured a lost memory! Mother used to put the carpets on the line in a fresh spring breeze and beat the daylights out of them with a carpet-beater made for that purpose, discouraging the dust of winter. Hadn’t thought about that for YEARS! Thanks.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.