“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.