Shawn L. Bird

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poem-stitching July 16, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:07 am
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So long ago

sewing tiny pearl beads

around a gauzy net

to form a bridal halo

stitching dreams together.

Drops of crimson

from pricked fingers

drip upon the silk flower crown

white for purity

red for courage

blood for





Anniversary approaching.  You can see the veil in question on an older post here.


15 Responses to “poem-stitching”

  1. very much like…I have done this inside my soul, with thousands of needle pricks, tens of thousands of drops

  2. atimetoshare Says:


  3. Annette Rochelle Aben Says:

    interesting.. what WOULD have been my 34th wedding anniversary is fast approaching, and this warmed my heart… Happy Anniversary!

  4. narble Says:

    Not sure why, exactly, but this poem really pricked my heart. 🙂

  5. syl65 Says:

    Early Happy Anniversary wishes Shawn!

  6. Lovely…reminds me of helping my sister-in-law with her veil. Happy Anniversary!

  7. garciamf95 Says:

    Enjoying your poetry very much. I look forward to reading more!

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