Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Velveteen: Poem


And I
     am velveteen
no longer patched--
     over muslin,
not silk nor cashmere;
     but worn thin
between thumb and
     forefinger--diaphonous,
so the curve of my
     heart and its happy
thrum is bared through
     this thin veil of
gauze. touch me and
     see. I am soft--
loved into real.

18 comments:

cherylsmith said...

Grateful you've been part of my own loving into real.

Patricia W Hunter said...

Beautiful.

Linda Stoll said...

... sweet ...

Marcus Goodyear said...

Diaphanous is such a great word. This is wonderful, Laura.

smoothstones said...

Nothing like the Velveteen Rabbit...except maybe the Skin Horse...or Velveteen Laura, :)

Erica Hale said...

This brought tears to my eyes....and thoughts of how real love wears us thin and bears forth the best of us, all at the same time. Beautiful.

Shaunie Friday said...

Oh, Laura!! What a perfectly beautiful thing!! I have always loved the story of The Velveteen Rabbit and here you have taken it to a whole new level!! Love, love, LOVE this and the beauty who wrote it!!!

Jennifer_StudioJRU said...

Loved into real. Beautiful.

Maureen said...

So wonderful to have a new poem from you, Laura. This is lovely.

SimplyDarlene said...

oh my land, girl, this is Ga-reat!


blessings.

Jean Wise said...

wow love this. very very special words.

tinuviel said...

Beautiful. (You and the poem.)

Lynn Mosher said...

So sweet and touching. Bless you, Laura! <3

Megan Willome said...

Yes, you are, Laura. Just one reason why I love you.


And thanks for watching the band show! I know you can appreciate it.

soulstops said...

yes, you are soft and "loved into real" which is why I value you as a friend...sigh, such a lovely poem...thanks, Laura :)

Elizabeth said...

Laura, i love every word and line and phrase of this. Simply softly really beauty. Your poetry is wonderful. I want to read more of your voice and your heart in this form. Love to you sweet Laura.

Jody Collins said...

"loved into real". Oh. Laura, SO thankful for this poem from you....when God drops them into your heart they are such beauty.

path of treasure said...

"loved into real"... like the rabbit. So tender, so sweet, like your heart.