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Under a patch wide, so verdant green This lovely, old lady sits on warm porch Swarmed by choral tunes of early birds, Her veined fingers twist in graceful motion Kneading blades from stalks and hued grass, To mold curves into shape, touched by love While fluid eyes hum as bands entwine. Till weeks alight requesting for night’s quiet rest, Yet mornings lift hands on the same shade Pinning tiny beads embossed like rows of wreaths Crisscrossed strips finally twirl in dainty pattern The perfect mingling of straws looped in elegance; Finally, the night before a most special ceremony When aisles of the church prepare my young walk, Grandma smiles tearily and hands me... My first woven flower-girl basket. '''' ''''''''''''' * I was told that Grandma lost her interest in weaving when she cut her palms. After 5 years, she began crafting when she found out I was the only flower-girl to his son's wedding ( my uncle). Contest: Kim Morrison's True Story by nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:39:00 PM
    What an endearing story of your grandmother. A precious memory for you to store away forever. :)

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:21:00 PM
    Yes, Grandmas are really special. Their love, not being obligatory, seems somehow more genuine.... congrats on your win..... Jake

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 11:17:00 AM
    What a lovely story as beautifully woven as your grandma's baskets. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Beautiful piece Nette. Congrats thanks for submitting Kim

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Congratulations Nette ... Sern

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Beautiful bridal ceremony pictured with colorful words where Grandma's love is shown nicely. Thanks....,loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:05:00 AM
    I wonder if this is a cultural tradition, your poetry certainly is...

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 10:14:00 PM
    How lovely in every sense... after my father died I looked at things, I mean material things, differently. Some may be treasures, but they are all only a things, still, regardless of the connection that item may provide to the past. I treasure memories most, those snatches that we keep close, moments such as these. I have thought that I would rather pass away young than ever lose my memories... that terrifies me... I'm sure you understand. Will check for soupie in a.m. but can't reply till LATE (helping at school!) xox

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 5:52:00 PM
    This write greets my soul with a kiss.Exceptional!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Awww, this is such a sweet write my friend! This is quite the sentimental poem here, one of mastery and love! You have woven a glorious piece just like grandma has interwoven her basket! I truly enjoyed reading this delectable and charming poem this afternoon! What a lovely piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:02:00 PM
    Nothing more special than a hand made gift made with love--except perhaps a handwritten Nette poem XXOO--You're special Nette!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:51:00 PM
    I always appreciate handmafe gifts.Hsndmafe gifts are always made with much dedication and love-Lovely poem.

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:40:00 PM
    I had a hunch you came came from good fabric, I guess I was right, kisses and hugs delivered to your door, xxx Rose

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Ahh!! Beautiful topic about which you have written this one..Enjoyed reading it today..Thanks for the visit to my work..I appreciate you reading and taking time to comment on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 10:57:00 AM
    - It's always nice to get a beautiful handmade gift, from both the children and adults. - A lot of work and a lot of love. - Beautifully written, Nette. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:56:00 AM
    PHENOMENAL!!!! My goodness! I have no other words. Oh, since you like to know these things, I posted not 1, but 2 new things. So, that means you can't request a new one from me for, at least, 12 hrs. ;)