African Quilt Market (Part Two) Featured on Poetry Blog

African Quilt Market (Part Two) is featured on the JBlack Designs blog. JBlack Designs features poetry illustrated by hand crafted items listed for sale on Etsy.com. Visit JBlack Designs to see how African Quilt Market (Part Two) is incorporated into the beautiful poem by Nikki Giovanni. Here is the poem:

Quilts

by Nikki Giovnni
 
Like a fading piece of cloth
I am a failure
 
No longer do I cover tables filled with food and laughter
My seams are frayed my hems falling my strength no longer able
To hold the hot and cold
 
I wish for those first days
When just woven I could keep water
From seeping through
Repelled stains with the tightness of my weave
Dazzled the sunlight with my 
Reflection
 
I grow old though pleased with my memories
The tasks I can no longer complete
Are balanced by the love of the tasks gone past
 
I offer no apology only
this plea: 
 
When I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end
Please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt
That I might keep some child warm
 
And some old person with no one else to talk to
Will hear my whispers
 
And cuddle near

Etsy.com is a site dedicated to handcrafted items. Most of my quilts are sold on this site. Visit www.ovbrant.etsy.com to see what is available.

African Quilt Market (Part Two), 15 x 30 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2008. For sale at www.ovbrant.etsy.com

African Quilt Market (Part Two), 15 x 30 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2008. For sale at http://www.ovbrant.etsy.com

About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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