The Patchwork Quilt

A poem I found recently…

The Patchwork Quilt

by Elizabeth Fleming

She mixes blue and mauve and green,

Purple and orange, white and red,

And all the colours in between

To patch a cover for her bed.

Oblong, triangle, star and square,

Oval and round, she makes them fit

Into a wondrous medley there,

Colour by colour, bit by bit.

Over her knee it swiftly flows,

And round her feet, a bright cascade,

While at her touch it grows and grows,

Until at last the quilt is made.

And then across the bed it lies,

A thing of gorgeous crazy bloom,

As if a rainbow from the skies

Had shattered in her little room.

5 thoughts on “The Patchwork Quilt

  1. That is really nice and the last four lines really sum up how I feel about my first (and so far only) completed quilt. Thank you very much for taking the time to share it with us!

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