My poem “Sashiko” is in the October issue of Anti-Heroin Chic. You can read it here. My thanks to editors James Diaz and Jenny Robbins. Please do read all the fine poems and stories in the issue.
This poem has a definite creation story. After my mother died in April, a friend, who is a nurse, sent me a card with the art and message below. But she has also experienced personal loss.
Beautiful verse, Merril! Congrats!
Thank you so much, sister-poet!
Such true (he)art phrases…
Also, thanks for introducing me to ‘Anti-Heroin Chic’ via your poem pubbed there.
hugs sent in hopes of continued healing during your loss…
Aww–thank you so much, Laura. I appreciate both the kind words and the hugs.
Congratulations, Merril! Such a lovely card.
Thank you, Jill.
A deeply beautiful poem, Merril
Thank you so much, Derrick.
Congratulations! What a wonderful connection you’ve made between the work of the hand and the heart. (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe!
This is lovely, touching and tender. The word ‘carer’ is so appropriate here.
Thank you very much! Yes, this one was definitely heartfelt.
It shows 🙂
Beautiful verse and artwork. I grew up with stitchery: learning how to embroider and knit. Also in our community: quilters, whose work sold to help the needy…lots of crochet too.
The metaphor in the photos and poetry definitely resonates with me. Thank you for all this Merril. May your heart continue to heal.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Marian! Much appreciated.
I can’t sew at all. My mother’s mother was an excellent seamstress, though I don’t think she did anything decorative. My husband’s grandmother made beautiful quilts.
Congratualtions on the publication of “Shasiko,” Merril. It’s such a loving tribute to Barbara.
Thank you so much, Liz!
You’re welcome, Merril!