Unravelling the skein
Some kind of accretion has occurred, gathering the tatters of old bodices, peeping through the crewel eye of tapestry and the lace-worked veil, snapping hoops of crinolines, bones of gussets, fashion statements
Disturbing the peace
A garden inclosed is my
sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed
From coptic embroidery
tent stitch cross stitch rice stitch half-cross
crosslet straight stitch
so much left
part of the heard melodies
shadow of a brilliant father
silent heroine whose muffled story
marginalised by sex
from the formalist
the interesting fragment ends.
Craft the soft persuasion of wool
In what does man's pre-eminence over the brute creation consist?
For what purpose were the passions implanted?
Tommy was a control freak; he kept Maria captive in her mansion. She wasn't allowed to be free. Sitting in his castle, he'd say,
Concrete poetry poppies
No such thing as a silenced artist?
items for cutting/damaging t h e f
e n ce
plank palings crystal ball
"Sometimes she even longed for the company of her absent husband even though his selfish, uncaring attitude killed all the love and admiration she once had for him".
The girls swing their legs and sing
If that's what you want,
What I especially disliked about Mrs Thatcher was her male attributes.
I'm a Jean Paul Gaultier art object ….
Miss Tress peoples literature
The Ladies Football team
unravelling the skein
OUT OF EVERYWHERE
losing the thread
all and none of this entanglement
swing low sweet in the
( Sources are various and include: Vaclav Havel, English fairy tales, Mary Wollstoncraft, Jane Eyre, Virginia Woolf, The Independent, BBC Radio 4 etc.. The section entitled 'Sara' was first published in The Coleridge Bulletin, Spring 2002)
Bio: Tilla Brading, poet, performer, textual artist and assistant editor of Poetry Quarterly Review, teaches creative writing and has worked most of her life with students with Learning Difficulties. She was brought up in Ystradfellte, Wales but is now assistant custodian of Coleridge Cottage, where the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived, in Nether Stowey, Somerset. Her poetry has appeared widely in a variety of magazines including: Shearsman, Oasis, Fire, Staple, Ramraid Extroadinaire, Terrible Work, and Memes. Her poetry publications include: Possibility of Inferno (Odyssey Poets 1997), AUTUMnal Jour (Maquette Press 1998) and Notes in a Manor: of Speaking (Leafe Press 2002).