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A Pink Garland Of Love

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A Pink Garland Of Love

~                 Unrolling the fabric by the yard
                    I could see a light behind her eyes
                    The wheels of the old Singer sewing machine
                    Had come alive in her imagination 
                    Spinning furiously,
                    Long before she paid the clerk
                    And gleaming tiny roses, of pink, and blushing bands
                    Would take her for a lovely walk
                    Into the magic land of thread

~                  I remember how the floral fabric, spread out before our eyes 
                    Was a garden in florescent light
                    This fifty two inch wide bolted parade of blooms, 
                     Selvedge seamed, of gleaming polished cotton
                     Waited to enhance my first dance

~                  Before she even picked out a spool of thread
                    The pattern was laid out in her mind
                    It was almost as if the springtime dress, 
                    Could magically make itself

~                  She had held the pink against my face,
                    Then draped some around my shoulders
                    I felt myself float off the floor, 
                    And in my imaginary dream, I was Cinderella...
                    It was as if little bluebirds were wrapping me in garlands of love
                    While mother’s gentle touch
                    So lovingly, and skillfully….with her motorized magic wand
                    Was determined to fulfill my dream

~                 She would know, just the perfect touch, to make it divine
                    Just how it would gather around the waist
                    With a sash of blush, with a bow in the back
                    A neckline of lace, in a sweetheart design 
~                  And I think that she also knew, when we made all those plans
                    How love could last in each stitch, each thread of time

~                 The love that rosy little dress
                    With every stitch that she sewed...
                    Would be part of the fabric of life that I knew
                                            My very first dance dress….
                                 ... a rose covered sun dress, sewn from the garden of love

For Anthony's Contest:  "Think Pink" 

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Carrie, ~~l oving the pink thoughts from your pen. Nice win.......... SKAT ~~

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Carrie, your poem is beautiful... congrats...LINDA

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 5:04:00 AM
    - Always enjoyable to read your poetry - Today I want to congratulate your winning poem Carrie. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 9:31:00 PM
    Magical piece. I felt like I was looking into the window of your memory, and feeling the warmth and genuine appreciation of what such a dress was truly in every stitch. Blessings! CTB

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 8:34:00 PM
    what a beautiful write...has a nostalgic feel to it...enjoyed the read, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Ah Carrie, you don't just write, your write like your feet never touch the ground, and if they do, bet you bloom, like the pink Rose that you are, smile, have a good night, keep writing so bright, I like it xxx

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 5:45:00 AM
    Congratulation's on your fine win Carrie in Constance's wonderful contest....:)

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 6:06:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful, Carrie. I could see it all as if I were there in the moment with you. Many congrats on your BIG WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 12:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your deserving win in Constance's Contest, Carrie! Beautiful...more so as it was made with love. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 12:47:00 PM
    All beautiful emotions sewn in this very pretty sundress. Amazing piece of poetry. Congratulations on your win Carrie. Love, Gautami

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 9:28:00 AM
    You did a super Souper job with this write, Carrie!! Congratulations on your win. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 7:04:00 AM
    Excellent write Carrie!Congrats on your win--kashinath

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 6:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carrie in Constance La France's contest "The Sundress". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 11:27:00 PM
    profoundly sweet, carrie.. BEST CONGRATS for raking it high in the contest! :) huggs

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 11:14:00 PM
    It must have been very lovely Carrie. Beautiful tribute to your mother and her love. Congrtulations on your no. 2. Love Joyce

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 9:15:00 PM
    "How love could last in each stitch, each thread of time." Love that line, Carrie. For me it is a summary about the entire feel of this poem. Congratulations on yet another well deserved win!

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 8:45:00 PM
    Such a sunny little poem for this sunny dress. Big Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
    This is such a touching take on sundresses, Carrie and so beautifully told-- you definitely got me smiling here, especially with the "Cinderella" reference-- Love your title for this too--super congrats on your 2nd place-- very much honored to share it with you-- hugs :D

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 6:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on the second place win in the contest of Constance, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 5:43:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your wonderful second place win in the sundress contest ... with this awesome write .. so honored to share this placement with u my friend..enjoy...