Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | May 24, 2006

Welcome to Maureen’s Blog


A Crazy Quilt by Douglas Malloch

They do not make them anymore,

For quilts are cheaper at the store

Than woman’s labor, though a wife

Men think the cheapest thing in life.

But now and then a quilt is spread

Upon a quaint old walnut bed,

A crazy quilt of those days

That I am old enough to praise.

Some woman-sewed these points and squares

Into a pattern like life’s cares.

Here is a velvet that was strong,

The poplin that she wore so long,

A fragment from her daughter’s dress,

Like her, a vanished loveliness;

Old patches of such things as these,

Old garments and old memories.

And what is life?

A crazy quilt;

Sorrow and joy, grace and guilt,

With here and there a square of blueFor some old happiness we knew;

And so the hand of time will take

The fragments of our lives and make,

Out of life’s remnants,

as they fall,

A thing of beauty, afterall.

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Responses

  1. Welcome to BLOGLAND Maureen!!!!! Biggest of huggles!

  2. Welcome Maureen to blogging. Prepare to be addicted…lol.

    Big Hugs from me too

    Catherine

  3. Yay!! Welcome Maureen, I shall be checking on you every day! Lots of love and big hugs from Viv.

  4. Welcome Maureen, so glad you made it to blogland…I shall be checking on you every day, and look forward to seeing your lovely embroideries!
    Big Hugs Julia

  5. Hello. 🙂

    Catch up soon 🙂

    Welcome to Blogland

  6. What a lovely poem. Welcome to blogging and thank you for your kind words about my blog. I look forward to seeing all the lovely things you do.
    Linda S.


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