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Below is the poem entitled A TAPESTRY WOMAN which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Artless and aged, a comfort, a frayed rag,

This woman is woven of many yarns,

Aware of life’s hazards, each sudden snag,

Pondering losses that will not be darned,

Enraptured, though, by what some dare not see,

Seams in the sunshine, the twining of night,

There, fabric of what was and what could be,

Revealed by silk strands to my spun delight.

Y ears have softened me; I am less but more,

W hat was bright and brash is muted and spent,

O ld tales held by pulled threads, my token lore,

M oments sweetly stitched, forever content. 

A heart’s history that love still spans, 

Never to fade, a tapestry woman.

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  1. Date: 8/15/2012 11:31:00 PM
    Cyndi, a warm congratulations in Carol's "TAPESTRY" contest.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 2:32:00 PM
    You kinda look like Carol King. Another tapestry woman. Congrats on 1st. Your poem is a nice weaving of the muted rays of lifes light.

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 11:40:00 PM
    This is SO good, Cyndi, I can see how it placed high. Big congrats to you. Glad to finally see it.

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Cyndi, this is so beautiful! Congrats on your well-deserved 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 6:15:00 AM
    Congrats Cyndi on your awesome win!I like it a lot!!

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 4:26:00 AM
    Cyndi congrats on your win, it is a well deserved spot...David

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 3:04:00 AM
    Truly beauty of a write. Congrats on a very well deserved first place!

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 6:15:00 PM
    Congratulation Cyndi for your win and this beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:56:00 PM
    Ahhh GOOD job! You bet me out and you made your own rules! LOL loved it the first time! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love Little Sis

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:46:00 PM
    And CONGRATULATIONS on your first place win. Love LEe

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:43:00 PM
    Excellent poetry, so well written, perfect! thank you for sharing. Lee

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 4:21:00 PM
    Very good acrostic. Good work

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your deserved win.

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 9:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 8:58:00 AM
    Cyndi...beautiful expressions of a woman's worn tapestry-like life...super write...congrats, gwendolen :)

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 8:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win, Cyndi. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 8:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win in my Tapestry contest Cyndi. Thank you for supporting this contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:46:00 AM
    Y ears have softened me; I am less but more, Let me say Cyndi - For some crazy reason I usually hate poems with the word "tapestry." Well I can kiss that idea goodbye. Yours is special beyond special. I absolutely love it. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 1:58:00 PM
    This is really beautiful! I'm so glad she's not going to disqualify you! In fact, it makes me rethink my own that I wrote but haven't posted yet. yours is much better. I wish i had thought of it! i like how you 'wove' the stitching words into this :) p.s. soupmail