Sunday, October 28, 2012

the weaver

(detail) weaving: wence martinez

the weaver
by Barb Cranford

my life     the weft of it
the heft of all I am
the racing shuttle all I do
a lifetime to and fro
hunting in the warp of time
for patterns that elude me
yearning for order
striving to weave
sense     purpose     reason
into the next few passes

the drive     the thrust
always forward
precisely countered
by the desire to unwind     unravel
to do again but better
what willy-nilly
I have made
the random figures
of a lifetime’s ad hoc
trial and error
triumph and regret

~ previously published in Far From Here