Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blessed Are The Patches




Small pleasures of pulling a quilt 
on a chilly night have lived and unlived
in unceasing shapes ,the ceaseless way

random squares with prints of briers and furze
caught in the monotony of trivial repetitions
reveal a kinship in interfusing thoughts

there’s something about quilts that reminds me of my baby
wheeling round across her love for brightness, color, gaiety
 I started weaving a quilt with strips of fabrics in square, oblong, triangle

a gentle pattern followed to help the contrast
sometimes, the colors, shapes came head on
Sometimes they ran into a gentle accord  

a reminder—all patterns lead somewhere
 the dark turns to light, and vice versa ; diversity is beautiful
 little fragments make life a blithesome symphony!



76 comments:

  1. Welcome Panchali!
    With a focus read your poem poem...
    A very interesting poem.
    Title much saying, Blessed are the patches.
    I send greetings from distant Polish.
    Lucia

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    1. You are consistently one of my favorites, Lucia. Thanks a lot for reading this and for your lovely words.
      Greetings from India.
      Lots of love,

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  2. sometimes, the colors, shapes came head on - This is really great and highlights life's experiences. Patches are full of interest. Great pictures

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    1. Alan..My smile could not grow any wider!!Patches are indeed intriguing. Thanks!!

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  3. What one gets from life is nicely composed.Great poetry. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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    1. Thank Eashwar for reading it so well :)

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  4. Those little enjoyable moments.

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  5. panchali mam...you have expressed the diversity of colors,shapes,pattern in the most effective way i have ever read...!!!

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    1. Such a generous and kind comment, Anjan!! Thank you So much!!! :)

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  6. Diversity is beautiful ... well said !!!

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    1. Thank you so much,for being such a wonderful person, poet and most of all, friend, Speck!!

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  7. Cannot tell you how much I like this. The poem itself is a weaving of emotion, connection, appreciation. A great contribution to the group. Thank you!

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    1. Kim, I'm so honored and humbled by the words you grace me with here today.Thanks a ton:)))

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  8. I have always admired those who worked with patterns, either quilting or knitting or needlepoint. I do know there is something comforting in trivial repetitions, as you call them. I am not one who has any of these talents, but I understand the joy people find in the process. I loved the comment that all patterns lead somewhere.. So true and wise. Not only with quilts but with poetry as well. And with life itself, I think. I enjoyed this greatly, Panchali.

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    1. Mary, Well said...all patterns, even in poetry lead somewhere!!Wow..never thought about it. Many thanks for your insightful comments!!You make my heart so happy!! Thank you for being who you are, Mary!:))

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  9. This is a warm poem. It reminds me how I used to look at those patch work quilts and think about how pattern must have come in the mind of artist. You weaved it beautifully with words and memories. :)

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    1. Saru, Patterns, their repetitive, mesmerizing beats are part of our lives....all to lead to somewhere, someplace!!
      You're so very encouraging and sweet...thank you so much!!:)

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  10. I love the message in the quilt making, diversity is really good ~
    If all things look the same or more of the same, it will be boring ~

    Also, enjoyed learning more about you in the PU's interview ~

    Cheers ~

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    1. Heaven, You're so very encouraging and sweet...thank you so much for reading the interview. I am thrilled!!
      yup...diversity is always good!!! Thanks a lot:)

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  11. I always loved quilts...I look at them in awe...but never owned one...this time I told hubby I am going to buy one...:-) Panchali di, you write so so beautifully...can never stop appreciating your poems...

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    1. FIF...Thank you soooo much!! Having friends to share my lines with is such a blessing!!! Warm smiles!♥

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  12. I could never imagine a quilt could give birth to such beautiful poetry

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    1. Thank you, Vanderloost!! You're such a blessing! Shall be in our space soon...:))
      Do you know I love your handle..??? Thanks re..

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  13. How i loved the last three lines--the essence of life.
    A great thought Panchali!

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    1. Indu...I'm glad we share some of the same poetic haunts.:))Thanks a ton!:)

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  14. diversity is beautiful and somewhere they do collocate into a conclusion..logical unless it seems otherwise to an abstract mind!

    Loved the simplicity of the words around the theme! Di!!:)

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    1. Akila, Your take was wonderful on this prompt..I'll simply say that reading poetry each day is a pleasure and inspiration...Thanks re

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  15. a quilt in a poetry.. you brought out so well ma'm.. the colors, the shapes and the patch works.. diversity in life nicely portrayed.. awesome read..

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    1. Rat!!So grateful to be blessed with such cyber-poetic-friends :))Thanks a bunch, my dear.

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  16. Blessed are the patches... Indeed so! Deep thought, greatly expressed!

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    1. So good to read your appreciation of this post..Amit! Thanks...

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  17. Beautifully composed. Loved this poem.

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    1. Really appreciate your feedback, iambeingme:)

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  18. Lovely poem! esp the last stanza! Diversity is beautiful - very well said! :)

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    1. Valli, Your expertise in analyzing poetry is well known.... so, you made my day!!
      Thanks a lot:)

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  19. i never knew one could create such a beautiful poem out of such a ' taken for granted ' part of our lives ! kudos :)

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    1. Maliny, I am happy you read this.... Its a question of perception. Nothing else...You, as a prolific writer would know better..:)
      Thanks for making me happy, my dear.

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  20. Mesmerizing again..............

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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    1. Thanks Debopam...I am delighted :)

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  21. Dilli ki sardi and quilts; inseparable! Nice tribute to a warm friend.

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    1. Dr Madhvi... you are one of the kindred spirits residing here to dispel loneliness one might be tempted to harbor. Thank you so much!!!


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  22. Very good composition about life !

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  23. You have weaved nuggets of wisdom in these trivial patterns, making it an emotionally potent concoction. Loved it.

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    1. Meenakshi, Your compliment has thrilled me beyond measure!! Thanks a lot!

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  24. I liked the quilt very much, nice design.

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    1. Indrani, thank you for liking the pic...but, that's not mine! It is from the net..Thanks for dropping in..

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  25. diversity is beautiful... I loved the way you brought out all the emotions using the quilt ....

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    1. TTT!! Thanks so much for coming by... as always... I enjoy your visits....and encouraging comments!!

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  26. Simple yet so beautiful and profound....Loved it Panchali di

    Regards
    Jaish

    P.S Please Please pardon me for any posts that I did not read or leave my comments in. Life has been hectic and crazy of late :)

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    1. Jaish...Please don't feel bad, even I have been a bit irregular, hence must have missed many posts!!:((
      I hope you will remain this passionate always. It makes me so proud of you. xoxo
      Thank you.

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  27. Beautiful composition ma'am...perfect use of words... :)

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    1. Cynosure, I am happy you liked this...Do come over again, plz!:) Thanks a lot!

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  28. a lovely poem as well as a beautiful piece of patchwork :)

    Defiant Princess
    http://khanvibes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, so good to see you after ages, defiant princess!! Thanks you:))

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  29. Interesting. One can think of baby while looking at a quilt. As usual, you write well.

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

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    1. Yes...in Bengal, we make more intricate patterns using 'kantha-stich' :))Thanks Sabyasachi!

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  30. loved it.. all patterns lead somewhere..

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    1. Welcome Pradymna...thank you for being here. Hope to see you more..:)

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  31. "a reminder—all patterns lead somewhere
    the dark turns to light, and vice versa ; diversity is beautiful...

    Aha ! Profound. One day i will grow little more and will get this maturity :)

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    1. Sathish...your comment brought smile to my face!! May you grow wiser soon! And I know, the best is yet to be....:))))

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  32. It's painful to see your comment into vapours..aah!! anyways
    I was so touched with your Midas touch to the theme ..the intricate patterns are so well arranged and your articulation brings joy to the hearts ...

    Yay!! done with the Liebster..Thanks a lot !! :)

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    1. Awww Odyzz...I am sorry!! I have been a bit irregular, I know,... but I'll die before hurting someone!! I'll start hopping around from tomorrow again---& catch with all the posts that I have missed. Please don't get angry, sweetheart.
      Thanks for playing along...just read and left a comment there!
      Thanks a lottttttttt!

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    2. aaah!! I think Something went haywire with my comment here...yesterday evening I left a token of appreciation on your post and may be due to some techie reasons It wasn't published..While wrapping up the things at night I just ogled around and found it was vanished ..So I penned down another one ..I know these words are not enough to compliment your marvellous writings ...
      Di..You never ever have to be sorry about anything..your writing spreads the softness and beauty of your loving , caring heart..It's true that I always look forward for your feedback but I can never angry with you .. Thanks a lot for showering your love and blessings ..They are really really precious.. :)

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    3. Ooops...that was a big blunder on my part. I misunderstood--my fault completely!!! And thanks for your very sweet words...am touched!! Love you for this, my dear:)
      God bless!

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  33. a brilliant weaving of colorful experiences ... I am so glad to come to your blog. :)

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    1. Thanks Celestial Dreamz...welcome aboard!! Glad you enjoyed reading this. Thanks for the follow...Hope to see you more on these pages now..:))

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  34. what better place to have diversity unified...very well woven the quilt and as well the piece :)

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    1. Thank you, Karan for that fabulous comment...means a lot!:))

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