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The Good Ole Times

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The Good Ole Times

Somewhere in the Appalachian Hills quilted with love
there are cottages and curtains clothes on sills, quilted with love.

Up high in deep where electric wires don't reach where night is dark
and the ridge the deepest blue of spruce hearts are still, quilted with love.

Across the table hewn from ancient apple, rubbed and oil, flat, sweet
lies a cloth that Gram made from flour sacks once filled, quilted with love.

The stream, miles off, had held a mill where wheat was yearly brung
our harvest gleaning we would bring barefoot uphill, quilted with love.

Nothing was wasted then, old clothes, became new, small bits of sacks
bought comfort, hot pots to hold, mended gifts, heart instilled, quilted with love.

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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:11:00 AM
    I love this one, Deb. BIG congrats on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:23:00 PM
    I enjoyed this again a lot! Congratulations Debbie...

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Great winner way to go ...Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful! I love the recurring phrase 'quilted with love'. Mothers scrimped and saved pieces of this and strips of that to reassemble into needed items for loved ones. The quilts and clothes were stitched with a love that things bought with money cannot match. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:44:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Deb

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 6:31:00 PM
    love floods out Debbie of this excellent pen congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 1:36:00 PM
    The good old times.... this one's a bull's eye. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Deb

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest and may your holidays be filled with Soup!

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 1:46:00 PM
    Well Debbie I picked this out to read, and sensed rather than saw.' was this drawn from your life memories? I can appreciate the strong love that could hold familys together in harsh conditions, I find it odd though how some people who make it rich, can really look down on the family that may remain as such or gain only moderate success, i suppose an inadequacy exists; and in this a poverty of spirit..'

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:34:00 PM
    That quilt gave me the warmest feeling! Great work Debbie!

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 2:36:00 PM
    wow, this is a really good ghazal that you have created for the flour sack contest. You have found another form to excel at ,Debs.

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 6:20:00 PM
    Debbie I enjoyed the lovely pictures painted with..your words here...lovely....being an avid quilter it was especially special....

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Great Ghazal. I'm yet to master this form of poetry. Thanks for sharing. JM

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 3:23:00 PM
    Love is definitely quilted mostly in the simplest of things.Materialism and money is changing our pure hearts into ungrateful ones.A beautiful poem sweet deborah

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 7:52:00 AM
    exceptional Debbie I love it Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 5:11:00 AM
    Great idea and presentation for the contest..Reads like a winner to me..It amazes me how women and men of the previous years took what they had and made something else out of it..Women got what they could and turned it into somehthing else..Some used quilting some used crochet or knitting..My daughter once made a what was called a rag sweater..She ripped up scrap of cloth on the bias and knitted them into a sweater to wear..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 10:18:00 AM
    An excellent, perfect ghazal poem with its outstanding image my dear friend Deb. I'm so happy and grateful that I've stopped by here to read it. I'm already in loved with the form you taught us/me. How I wish I can make another try again one day. Thank you so much for sharing! More blessings! Thanks as well for your warm congratulatory comments on my poem. Big congrats also for your latest wins. More blessings! love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 10:39:00 AM
    We once took a trip through this gorgeous country...along the Blue Grass Ridges....and it was everything I hoped it would be. Yes, a lot of poverty....but so much beauty in the simplicity that many of us overlook as a wonderful thing. What a lovely quilt you have sewn !!

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:17:00 AM
    Wow Deb, you know what this gem reminds me of?... 'Directive' by Robert Frost (Yes, it's that good)..."Here are your waters and your watering place, drink and be whole again beyond confusion"...

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