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2018 Joint Winner 2 – God as Weaver

2018 Joint Winner 2 – God as Weaver
June 30, 2018 Judith Simms

The theme for the 2018 Competition was At the heart… and two entries were deemed equally worthy of first prize.

God as Weaver

My life, torn at the heart,
Seemed quite beyond repair…
But, gathering up the threads,
You patiently wove them
Into a shining web,
Newly made, yet familiar.

Those knots, slubs, broken strands,
Unlovely fly-specks, stains,
Which seemed too damaged,
Too ugly for view,
You gently insisted
Should also be seen.

The flaws I had thought to hide,
You shook out, mending tears
With love and with sorrow.
And now, look how nicely
They blend and come together
Into this fresh design.

And the whole, the complete
Warp and weft of them,
Is so fine in your hands.
As you reach for your needle,
Embroider at my heart,
This beautiful pattern…


© Margaret Chan, 2018

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