Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Night Layers

I recently interloped on a creative writing class with my friend Gloria the week that they were exploring poetry. An exercise from the class inspired me to write a poem that in turn has inspired me to design a quilt based on it. The exercise was to research an activity (of course I chose quilting) and document a language for that activity and then write a poem using the language about a completely different subject. Here's my poem. Stay tuned for the quilt design.

Quilted Night

Flying geese dart across stippled light
Lone star rises over log cabin
creating shadow appliques.
Borderless, boundless background reveals
Night layers unfolding