the seamstresses


Isaac Israels (1865-1934) ~ Seamstresses at Atelier Paquin, Paris

~ for all the amazing women in my life, you know who you are

core spun thread
through filigree fingers

slip-stitched seams
raw edges
tucked neat

silver grey pellicule
salved and selvedged
far from the fray

gaussian smoothed
beneath seamstresses’ gaze

there will be no unraveling


Filed under Free Verse, Poetry, Uncategorized

2 responses to “the seamstresses

  1. I love this poem! Beautiful, I am going to follow your blog, since I found this by accident reading sewing posts. Off to google the painter now.

  2. This is beautiful, it has a very comforting feeling to it as well. I love the way you thread your theme through your poetry so fluidly…gorgeous language in this one.

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