Soul Quilt

Posted: December 10, 2011 in Ramblings of a sober Poet
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A lonely Knight

wounded by the spears of life.

Beneath the rusty armour

The seams

of my soul come undone

and hope seeps out.

I reach for patches of  faith

and sew life back into dormant fabrics

Recreating my old self.

A abstract montage

of failures and Conquests

Pieces of old insecurities and

threads of love.

A collage of new skin

carved from old skin

Here I found new warmth

©Richard Quaz Roodt(2011)


 This Poem is linked to Poetry Picnic# 17Poetry Pantry#79 ;  d’ (Poetics Prompt:Fabrics of our lives) and One Single Impression.

  1. zongrik says:

    piecing together your life, a piece at a time

  2. brian miller says:

    nice…love that out of the scraps of the old you are able to find enough to create the new…nice write…

  3. claudia says:

    The seams of the soul undone so that hope seeps the new beginning out of the old and used…just like quilting..just like life..

  4. Heaven says:

    I love this collage of new skin ~ very nice reflections on starting anew ~

  5. You wove so many fitting images into this quilt/collage. I especially like the abstract montage and pieces of old insecurities. Quite clever.

  6. This is a poem I could wear.

  7. Laurie Kolp says:

    … that’s what I wanted to say, but yours is so much better!

  8. Nick Rolynd says:

    Oh, wow, I love the contrast of the images. The hard image of the knight in armor plus the soft, yet powerful image of sewing life. Great piece! ^_^

  9. Quaz says:

    Thank you guys:-) I really loved the prompt..

  10. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    A beautiful quilt of words wrapping up how we feel when starting anew.

  11. Ramesh Sood says:

    I read the last three lines many a time…. lovely poem..

  12. when old meets new and becomes one, it was nice seeing how the old can bring comfort in its warmth though, no matter what the past was like, it is sort of like home 🙂
    enjoy gooseberry day! 🙂
    my entry:

  13. Morning says:

    love the title,

    what a creative soul crafting.

  14. vivinfrance says:

    great use of metaphor.

  15. Amity says:

    the transformation is heartfelt…lovely rendition of the prompt indeed…:)

  16. Harshad says:

    Superb! Recreating to find warmth!

  17. leah J. Lynn says:

    That was a lovely and inspirational poem, enjoy the warmth.

  18. pain, hurt from life does change us but we can win 😦
    happy rally!!!

  19. thingy says:

    A really beautiful write.

  20. booguloo says:

    “I reach for patches of faith…” A nice line in a quilt.

  21. Mine is tattoo’d in skin worn on my sleeve, brushed in a heart ..enjoyed this write

  22. poetryroad says:

    Beautiful story of how love loss and pain can also heal…woven so delicately!!

  23. I was not expecting to see a poem that highlighted a masculine story, using a quilt as an image, but it works very beautifully. The pictures of the quilts are wonderful as well– did you make the quilts, too? I really like your poem. The comfort and pain wrapped up in the image of new skin sewn from old skin is extraordinary.

  24. Jennifaye says:

    A collage of experiences — both happy and sad— would make a good soul quilt. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

  25. Purvi says:

    Lovely! I really liked it, very much like the kind of poetry I understand and admire. I am sure you’ll like my pennings too at ~

  26. Purvi says:

    Sorry, my previous comment needs to be deleted. :/
    For this post, I must say, its Lovely! I really liked it, very much like the kind of poetry I understand and admire. I am sure you’ll like my pennings too at ~

  27. terri0729 says:

    “A collage of new skin

    carved from old skin

    Here I found new warmth” Loved this!! And me too. Blessings, Terri

  28. caridwen says:

    Being a fan of knights, I particularly like this piece. :o)

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