Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

The Tale of Two Banners

Posted by ewquilts on July 18, 2018 in Writing |

Prelude  Only recently have I come to full terms with the church’s role in my spiritual life as well as my life as an artist.  Growing up, the church was one of my first and only consistent encounters with aesthetic beauty – the order and seasonal colors of the liturgy, the banners, the stained glass windows, […]

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Water and Trees

Posted by ewquilts on March 10, 2016 in Inspiration, Writing | 1 Comment

  North Star or satelite? The earth roars as it moves. Screens scream out their monetized mythologies, Everywhere.   Water and trees Sing nature’s fecund harmonies. I dive in deep And swim in the dew of my lover’s eyes.

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Posted by ewquilts on October 26, 2011 in Writing | 2 Comments

I bought a new shower curtain on Saturday.  The one with the PVC.  Not because it was the cheapest, but for the smell.  An olfactory trip back to the most highly anticipated day of my childhood year – Christmas!  The smell of new toys.  Plastic toys.  That just-opened burst of chemical off-gassing.  So many presents!  […]

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Posted by ewquilts on September 20, 2011 in Writing | 1 Comment

Rose Garden, Lynn Anderson, 1970 Birthdays are bittersweet. Most holidays are. The awkward silence of family get-togethers; so much of me, unable to attend. Advent calendars were my favorite part of Christmas. Those little swinging doors, patiently opened one day at a time, marked my jubilant, albeit Protestant progression towards the Nativity. Immaculate birth. Virgin […]

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Le Couturier

Posted by ewquilts on September 20, 2011 in Inspiration, Writing |

Shortly after moving into my [former] studio at Prentiss & Burlington Streets in Iowa City, I started tuning into the pirate radio station broadcasting from the space across the hall. It featured everything from raw urban rap, to stories read by a gentle-voiced young woman. Without enough DJ’s for 24/7 programming, the station often resorted […]

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Black Dog

Posted by ewquilts on August 10, 2011 in Writing |

Black Dog Black dog running in white snow, Turns his head to cross the road. What does this black dog know? Winter slows; Life is pulse and rest.

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Creeping Charlie

Posted by ewquilts on August 8, 2011 in Writing |

Creeping Charlie My goatskin gloves match the yellow tines of my rake (bar code still affixed), And reduce to two the number of blisters on my tender palms. I had intended to rake the entire yard, But can only manage that which is in the shade. As shadows grow long, I fall further short of […]

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