Goldfinch60

Coffee Stitch.



So delightful,

So delightful to see.

There she was,

Just sitting there,

Coffee on the table,

But in her hands

A piece of cloth.

She put stitches through it,

Creating a bouquet

In cross stitch.

She would put in a stitch

And pull it through,

Each time she pulled

She looked up,

Looked up to see the world,

See the world around her.

But she was lost,

Lost in her own world,

Her own world of cross stitch.

Comments10

  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold. I sort of 'gave', well shared, a poem with a group. It did not go down too well. It was on an evangelistic theme. I fell asleep during the rest of that evening, with dour and dreary stuff, pretending I enjoyed it. doh!

    • Goldfinch60

      I run a Poetry Group and do not think I have ever been bored with what has been offered.

      Thanks for the comment Orchi.

    • Michael Edwards

      What a great write and a lovely gesture

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Michael. I have done this many times and every time the recipient has been grateful - and surprised.

      • orchidee

        You back home from 1066 now?!

        • Goldfinch60

          Yes, just waiting for 1215 now next June.

        • Jooles

          Aw what a lovely thing to do.....I love people watching

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Jooles, it is a great thing to do and the coffee shop we go to are most appreciative, they have hung my poetry on the wall and called it "Poetry Corner" hoping to get others to contribute.

            • Jooles

              Aw that's fab

            • orchidee

              Sorry if it seemed too harsh. Why go to the group then? one may ask. Well, it was my first and last visit to that particular group. Another one was better, but not been for a while.

              • Goldfinch60

                They are well worth going to, ours is very informal and it surprising what tangents we take when talking about the poems written and read.

                • orchidee

                  Sometimes I just don't know though. The come out to the front, then mutter away their poem (I do too! doh!), sometimes interminably, then a little applause, and then the next one, etc.... Note to self: Well, look for a new group then. Orchi!.

                • dusk arising

                  I bet you are selective about the poems you hand over. Some people inspire with their negative vibes or anti social behaviour.
                  'Here's a poem i wrote about you whilst observing you across the coffee room'
                  'You what mate... you being funny.... you want a slap or something?'
                  Discretion ... a poets tool!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Of course I am, I want to continue singing bass.

                    It is amazing how good the reactions are though. I wrote one for a young lady with her baby, I gave her the poem I had written and she was in tears and said she would frame it and put on the wall of the baby’s bedroom.

                    • dusk arising

                      To be honest i think you are very brave. Long may you bass tones prevail.

                    • dusk arising

                      I bet you are selective about the poems you hand over. Some people inspire with their negative vibes or anti social behaviour.
                      'Here's a poem i wrote about you whilst observing you across the coffee room'
                      'You what mate... you being funny.... you want a slap or something?'
                      Discretion ... a poets tool!

                    • dusk arising

                      I bet you are selective about the poems you hand over. Some people inspire with their negative vibes or anti social behaviour.
                      'Here's a poem i wrote about you whilst observing you across the coffee room'
                      'You what mate... you being funny.... you want a slap or something?'
                      Discretion ... a poets tool!

                    • kevin browne

                      Compliments in any form pass too quickly to notice sometime. They are a rare breed, but the day has lit up after reading coffee stitch. I brilliantly heartbeat thing to give someone you don'y know.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Kevin, it is quite surprising the pleasure I see in peoples faces when I give them a poem about themselves, It is a great feeling.

                        • kevin browne

                          And so it should be.

                        • FineB

                          A super write Goldfinch60.

                          I wish I was good at sewing, knitting, embroidery or creative pasttimes like that.

                          I write poetry instead.

                          Keep writing
                          FineB

                          • Goldfinch60

                            So do I FineB, so do I - writing poetry is good for us.



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