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Poetry Challenge - Week Forty-Three

Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week 43 Words

Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week 43 Poem

Week 43 words from @phoenixtextiles: thread, stitch, fabric, dye and art.


I dye my cloth with the colours of sunrise

clouds dancing purple pink tangos

in the early morning quiet


I gather glistening strands

and thread my needle

with the golden light of dawn


with my poet's art

I stitch together the fabric of the day

crisp air dancing across my face

nectar swirling on my tongue

currawong calling in my ear

as I bend light to joy



Here are the words and my poem for the forty-third week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.

It was fun to play with words for making and creating this week. Especially as the words were all related to the fibre arts of dyeing and sewing - two crafts very dear to my heart as you already know. The timing was perfect as I've just had a triumphant return to eco-dyeing in the last few weeks.

I've been thinking of writing a poem about sewing for a while now. The idea's been lurking around in the back of my brain waiting for the right moment. All it needed was this prompt and wonderful words from @phoenixtextiles. Thank you!

If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub. 

If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll use them in a poem. Either DM me on Instagram with the words or send me an email (indrani at indraniperera dot com).

Happy writing!