Love in Every Stitch

Note: Yesterday was International Women’s Day.

Image: aged hands knitting red yarn.

This little poem is inspired by a group of church ladies I know of, who gather regularly to make beautiful, unique rugs as gifts to people in need.

It’s dedicated to all the women who put a lifetime of experience, and an incredible amount of love into things they create for others.

Love in Every Stitch

Poem by Iris Carden

Click. Click. Click

Needles move in practiced rhythm.
Yarn becoming something more.

Click. Click. Click.

A stitch of pain.
A stitch of heartache.
A stitch of hope.
A stitch of joy.

Click. Click. Clic.

 Hands and yarn and needles
in a ballet of creation.

Click. Click. Click.

A stitch remembered.
A stitch forgotten.
A stitch is found.
A stitch  is lost.

Click. Click. Click.

A life long and well-lived
incorporated in a garment.

Click. Click. Click.

A  stitch for the dead.
A stitch for the living.
A stitch for the sick.
A stitch for the well.

Click. Click. Click

Beautiful hands create
love in every stitch.

By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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