Self and reality. Symbol and language. Myth and image. Memory and consciousness.
Dream and unreality: locus communis.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Over the Front Porch

262 / shadows of water oaks spill over the front porch, even as I lie in bed willing the night hour to lengthen, stretch out minutes—

Found a list of of quilt patterns— new idea for my “She-Bear” poem: create division subtitles based on these abstractions. Metaphoric representations of landscapes. Household situations. But twisted into new phrases. Different labels.
Quilt Pattern Designs
Down on the farm
Weather vane
Corn and beans
Rose of Sharon
Puss in the corner
Log cabin
Hen and chickens
Broken dishes
Bits and pieces
Cherry basket
Sunbonnet Sue / Overall Bill
Flying geese
Double wedding ring
Nancy windmill
A hole in the barn door
Road to Kansas
Grandmother’s desire
Bow tie
Cutglass dish
Kansas troubles
Dresden plate
Cake stand
Clay’s choice
Old maid’s ramble
Robbing Peter to pay Paul
Star burst
Queen’s petticoat
Double Irish chain

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