Debora Short

Rookie (August 4 / Florida)

Dust - Poem by Debora Short

A lovely hand-tatted
Lace filled with
Devoted affection
Her creative artistry
Lilies graced tiny birds
Swirling in the clouds
Gifts of life-loved
Tiny knots tied
With threads
Of distant
In a
Room illuminated
With only an old
Kerosene lamp
Both now lay
With care upon
A mahogany
Dinner table
Lifting off that
Special gift
I discover
More lovely patterns
Of her
Dear soul
Now housed
In my heart
Of distant past

(Home in heart, Tennessee
August 4,2006)

Comments about Dust by Debora Short

  • (9/30/2006 10:11:00 PM)

    Loving poem Debora, Excellent and a talented writer.So much grace within your words. Take care. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/6/2006 5:15:00 PM)

    From dust to stone, words so strong as to write themselves in it
    Love duncan X
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  • Ernestine Northover (8/5/2006 9:58:00 AM)

    My Mother used to do 'tatting' a kind of lace making, and I have her work now to remember her by, she was very talented with her hands.
    Lovely write.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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  • (8/4/2006 12:31:00 PM)

    Debora, I, too, have some of those crocheted and tatted pieces, and the thing I remember the most is those old, knarled, knotty hands, covered with spots, but working at the speed of light making them! Every time I put out a new one, I thank my 'Bo' and 'Aunt Kat' for making them! Thank you for this memory poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010

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