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.