February 28, 2012

Humble Pot Holder Chronicles

Humility, that low, sweet root,
from which all heavenly virtues shoot Thomas Moore


 Return to the root
Where making something
With hands
Shoots straight to heart
 Simple, direct, unfettered
The heart strand
Ties together all
With orange pineapple
frond yarn
 Most humble but not...
Is what a potholder
Brings to hand and pot
 Heart shapes
Straight shapes
All with intricate
Sweeping fabric collage
 Tea towels cut up
Indonesian batiks
From afar
Multi-color threads
 Made by hand
To keep cooking hands
From hot to make
Food for the heart 
Watched over
By Georgian hand
Needle felted Santa

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