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 Category:  Fantasy Poetry
  Posted: June 28, 2020      Views: 39

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"Threads pt. 1: Spinning Wheels" by estory
Cottonfields stitched into dress shirts,
Gowns and skirts spun from the lilies

Through the patience of seamstresses
Bent at their needles and thimbles

Embroidering what could only be imagined
Out of peacock feathers

And the wings of butterflies,
Divining a spirit

In the shuttle work of looms.
Dreams of spinning wheels.

Author Notes
This is part one of my next series of poems honoring the cloth mills of North Carolina; Threads. Once a thriving industry here, the mills have been abandoned for cheaper production in southeast Asia, leaving a legacy of decline but a proud heritage. I wanted in this part to capture something of the imagination in the craft, an imagination that takes raw materials like cotton and silk and transforms them through spinning wheels and looms into the very clothes on our backs. Of course we all wear our personalities on our sleeves and there is an element of display here, hence the allusions to fields of lilies and birds, butterflies. But I wanted to keep this impressionistic, abstract, with a light, airy feel. estory
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