In mountain tradition, my Southern grandmother created free-flowing art that warmed her family on winter nights. She pieced scraps of twill, denim, corduroy, children’s outgrown clothes, men’s shirttails, worn-out dresses, and cotton sacking into the “memory gems” of life. Like her, I toss aside perfection for small, unpredictably shaped patterns. This blog is my verbal crazy quilt—the color and richness, my garden of perfect moments.
Poetry is one of my writing pleasures. In spring 2019, I will release the collection Seasons of Love, Land, Loss. For a sneak peek, I offer two poems enjoyed by readers of this blog—you’ll see that plant life inspires:
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Photo credit: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/14506). The image is public domain.(