Quilted Memories – NaPoWriMo Day8

My friend is at a big quilt show and said via Facebook that there were “walls filled with haiku written by quilters.” I’m intrigued. I guess they wrote about quilting? I’m trying to expand my horizons with the poem-a-day challenge by not writing haiku, since that’s what I’ve been writing for months now, but I’m exhausted from a long day that included working at an event to help raise money for Japan. So, I will write, appropriately, a Japanese-style poem called a tanka, which builds off a haiku, but just a little bit. I dream of quilting, but I’ve only done it just a little bit…

I quilted stockings
That my children could not wear
Except at Christmas.
I just wanted them to have
A part of my heart fabric.

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About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), and cats
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