"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Summer Embroidery

Summer embroidered
sunflowers in the grass,
heat stitched in yellow and green.

Their bowed heads brought
thoughts of prayer-----

I wonder if God remembers
the sound of my voice?


©Susie Clevenger 2014


14 comments :

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a wonderfully self-contained poem. You ask a big question here, which seem to arise naturally from a contemplation of nature.

jo-hanna said...

The needlework metaphors are so cheery, leading into ecclesiastical painting and hence into prayer.
So much in so few words.

Fireblossom said...

They say that no child forgets its mother's voice. I expect the reverse is true, too.

Lolamouse said...

Lovely and contemplative. You say much in very few words.

ccchampagne said...

Wow! I'm not religious, but the imagery these words captured... Beautiful! Made my racing mind stop for a second!

Mama Zen said...

Susie this is really moody and gorgeous. I love it.

Sumana Roy said...

beautiful thoughts expressed in the perfect imagery..

Kathryn said...

few words but it speak volumes . . . love it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the progression of this poem....gently steps leading to a big question.

Ella said...

I love what Mama Zen said-yes, it drips with mood and the wonder of the universe's tidal pool. He remembers-your fingerprints are outlined with petals. Magic blooms when you write~

Other Mary said...

Beautiful images, and your final couplet is very thought-provoking!

Jim said...

Nice progression, Susie. Next stop is to test the waters with a prayer.

I like those sunflowers and grass, yellow and green. We drove to Washington on the Brazos today (top down, picnic of cold pizza and 7Up) and saw many fields of yellow and green. Blue and orange too. These were standing tall, too proud to pray.

Margaret said...

Such a huge pondering question for so dainty a poem. But I truly believe the answer is a simple "yes" Embroidered is such a lovely visual!

hedgewitch said...

I think if you have to ask...I love the way this gently makes its point, Susie, of gratitude, of appreciation, and of the wry onlooker as well.

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