Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Embroidered Poem

I read this poem of Yeats and thought to myself; "Wouldn't I love to spend almost a month embroidering a poem just for the sake of embroidering one?"

I didn't really think all that before hand. I just thought it would look amazing embroidered on this old handkerchief that I got in France (I did get 40 handkerchiefs after all). That was about as far as my mind took the entire thing.

The days passed and I advanced at the speed of a snail (a really, really slow snail).

Finally the embroidering of the words was done, but I felt the terrible urge to add more things here and there, so it is still a work in progress.



I loved doing this. I love embroidering words. Something inside of me has found its purpose and it is completely blissful and calm (two virtues that evade me completely).

All my best wishes to you.
Giova

12 comments:

  1. UF!!!! menudo trabajo......... Ha quedado precioso. Me gusta mucho.

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    1. Menudo trabajo es poquito, pero el tiempo se fue, como siempre!

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  2. This is beautiful...I write poetry and this is a wonderful way to present it. You've inspired me!

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    1. It makes me immensely happy to have been of inspiration. Hope you get to embroider your poems!! When you do, I would love to see it.

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    1. thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it!!

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  4. Que impresionante! De verdad que divinisimo!!! Te felicito! Y lo quiero para moi!!! (El poema que se me ocurre es el de Neruda) winkwink

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    1. si ome, no te hagas nada pa' eso!! Plata en mano o pajaros volando?

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  5. It looks amazing, Giova! Totally worth the time you spent! I like that it's "just" letters, so pure and very personal. What are you going to do with it? Frame it, hang it on a bunting, or use it?

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    1. Thank you so much Judith!! I still have no idea what I'll do with it, haven't gotten there yet ;)

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  6. This is one of my all time favourite poems.... beautifully done here Giova. You have such patience.

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    1. Thank you so much!! A lot of patience was indeed involved, but as always time passed and I eventually finished. I love this poem a lot too!!

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