“Tapestry of a Writer”
adapted by Ethel Lee-Miller
I am a writer’s tapestry
Weaving all experiences, feelings, encounters.
Discovering, choosing, being shown words, phrases, sentences
Creating images of stories, poetry, essays, and books
To delight, define, confront, and comfort my readers and myself.
With appreciation to Yvonne Kaye. I discovered her poem over five years ago. It was applicable then and continues to be today.
“Tapestry of a Woman”
by Yvonne Kaye
I am an emotional tapestry, created by the gifts of silken feelings
From those who have entered my life
And enriched it.
My core is formed from encounters with people
Who have loved me enough
To rearrange my thoughts
And show them to me.
I have learned from all those
Who have passed my way,
Experiences of all kinds,
Positive, negative, passionate, serene, happy, funny, sad.
None are wasted.
Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships.