Rich Tapestry

Vast fields billow like an awning
with stripes of green and brown,
a landscape spring ploughed,
rudely rich and ready for sowing:
an elaborate rural tapestry
to make a weaver proud.
A few small stitches in the sky
mark a lark that’s passing by.

Kim M. Russell,  20th May 2019

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This Monday I’m hosting the Quadrille at the dVerse Poets Pub and the word is ‘rich’.

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60 thoughts on “Rich Tapestry

    1. I’ve been taking a good hard look at the landscape around here. I love the dark brown of ploughed soil, and the yellows and lime greens of spring leaves and flowers, Our magpie is back, too, so I will probably be writing about him again soon.

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Our village is just a couple of miles from Worsted, the famous Norfolk village where weavers wove Worsted cloth. Now they weave next door to our village hall.

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  1. Ooh gosh this is exquisitely drawn, Kim!! ❤️ I especially love; “a landscape spring ploughed/rudely rich and ready for sowing.” 😀

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    1. Thank you so much, Jim.
      Btw, I’m having trouble with the link to your quadrille. I got to it in a roundabout way but couldn’t leave a comment.

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      1. Hi Kim…. thanks for taking a look, I checked the link and it appears to be working, as far as I can tell but I am experiencing some glitchiness with WordPress lately 🙂

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  2. Oh KIM! I wish you were sitting beside me now…you would have heard a very loud “oh wow!” when I was done reading your quadrille! An awning….this is absolutely perfect for the resultant scene of spring plowing. I remember so well from our years in rural Iowa many many years ago! And the added lark at the end…just perfect! 🙂

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