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Subject: SEWING
Matches Found: 40

A MOTHER'S HOPES, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes my mother confesses
Last Line: The things they will do when they grow.
Subject(s): Children; Daughters; Dolls; Mothers; Sewing; Toys; Childhood

AT THE KESA EXHIBIT: 1. SONG OF A ROBE'S MAKING, by KELLY PARSONS    Poem Source                
First Line: Between each stitch there is %the mudra pause, the ritual %pose
Last Line: The needle of the invisible %and I am sewing myself %into your rooms
Subject(s): Exhibitions; Sewing

AT THE KESA EXHIBIT: 2. I WILL ASK FOR BIRDS, by KELLY PARSONS    Poem Source                
First Line: When I enter the gallery %I remember that I am
Last Line: White cranes circling %the cliffs of my body. %I want a song I can wear
Subject(s): Exhibitions; Sewing

AT THE LOOM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: She stood at the clumsy loom
Last Line: And wrought him into his web again
Subject(s): Sewing

BUTTONS, by ELISABETH MURAWSKI    Poem Source                
First Line: She took to using ever stronger
Last Line: Waiting for her hand to anchor %what he'd torn loose again
Subject(s): Marriage; Sewing

CONTRAST, by GRACE YOKE WHITE    Poem Text                
First Line: One woman may play
Last Line: Than the other one knows.
Subject(s): Sewing

DON'T PUT UP MY THREAD AND NEEDLE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Still surmise I stitch
Variant Title(s): Poem: 617; Poem: 68
Subject(s): Americans; Sewing; United States

GIFT, by NANCY NAOMI CARLSON    Poem Source                
First Line: The light leaves early these days
Last Line: Yet as slow to resolve as my thimbled need
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Death; Sewing; Sickness

HOOKS AND EYES, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Irish lace and linen
Last Line: Again, and sewed me in.
Subject(s): Seamstresses; Sewing; Women

HUSWIFERY, by EDWARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Make me, o lord, thy spinning wheele compleate
Last Line: That I am cloathd in holy robes for glory.
Variant Title(s): Housewifery
Subject(s): Housekeeping; Labor & Laborers; Prayer; Puritans In Literature; Religion; Sewing; Work; Workers; Theology

I SIT AND SEW, by ALICE RUTH MOORE DUNBAR-NELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit and sew - a useless task it seems
Last Line: It stifles me -- god, must I sit and sew?
Alternate Author Name(s): Nelson, Alice Dunbar (moore)
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Americans; Sewing; United States; War; America

JOURNEYS, by AGNES MACCARTHY HICKEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Not the speediest of coaches
Last Line: And they not know!
Subject(s): Dreams; Labor & Laborers; Sewing; Travel; Nightmares; Work; Workers; Journeys; Trips

JUNIOR HIGH, HOME ECONOMICS, by BARBARA CROOKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My best friend and I were in love with sewing
Last Line: We couldn't alter, darn, or patch, %somehow make it right
Subject(s): Schools; Sewing

MARY WARREN'S SAMPLER, by NICOLE COOLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Reversible stitches: my mother and I leaned over a single piece of english line
Last Line: To me - as witness my hand mary warren
Subject(s): Family Life; Mothers; Sewing

MY MOTHER'S CREATION, by LISA MCMONAGLE    Poem Source                
First Line: With my mother's approval I chose the floral
Last Line: Nudging me toward her ideal daughter
Subject(s): Mothers And Daughters; Sewing

MY MOTHER'S NEEDLES, by HARRY HUMES    Poem Source                
First Line: Sitting in her chair that faced away
Last Line: Voice still sharp, stitching it all together
Subject(s): Repairing; Sewing

NEEDLE, by JOSEPH+(2) GREEN    Poem Source                
First Line: My mother had a black singer %sewing maching when I was young
Last Line: Without thinking of that thread %still connecting us
Subject(s): Mothers; Sewing

NEEDLE TRAVEL, by MARGARET FRENCH PATTON    Poem Text                
First Line: I sit at home and sew
Last Line: Is not the path I tread.
Alternate Author Name(s): Jones, Thomas Archer, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sewing

OLD MRS. COURT AND HER QUILT, by BARTON SUTTER    Poem Source                
First Line: She is raggedy ann at seventy-six
Last Line: Though your lives are in pieces, love one another
Subject(s): Old Age; Quilts; Sewing

OPENWORK, by LUISA IGLORIA    Poem Source                
First Line: The woman bends %at her embroidery, counting
Last Line: Edged with fine %openwork
Subject(s): Sewing

PENELOPE, by MOIRA LINEHAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Mother's on her knees fitting a skirt-let's say it's that blue
Last Line: Vow and need my memory fixed on the horizon where last %I saw him piecework in my hands these pins I
Subject(s): Sewing

POCKETS, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The point of clothes was line
Last Line: To find both hands and pockets empty.
Subject(s): Legacies; Mothers & Daughters; Sewing

PRETTY BLOUSES, by HELEN MINTUS    Poem Source                
First Line: In a factory room %dark, dreary and stifling
Last Line: Each stitch blocks the sun, %making pretty blouses
Subject(s): Factories; Labor And Laborers; Sewing

QUILTING, by JO ANNE TRINKLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Overhead invisible forces reign
Last Line: And sew it up %all new!
Subject(s): Quilts; Sewing

REPETITIONS, by HAZEL HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I plunge at the rearing hours
Last Line: (who has not waked may not yet sleep.)
Subject(s): Sewing; Spring

ROADSIDE POEMS: AN OLD SERMON WITH A NEW TEXT, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My wife contrived a fleecy thing
Last Line: That holdeth fast thy life.
Subject(s): Children; Education; Family Life; God; Sermons; Sewing; Childhood; Relatives

SEWIN' BUTTONS ON, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Every time my mother sews
Last Line: But she says it is the nicest plan she ever, ever heard!
Subject(s): Buttons; Children; Mothers; Sewing; Childhood

SEWING CIRCLE, by LINDA HUSSA    Poem Source                
First Line: Use the long curving needle
Last Line: Strands of bloody wool in the catch
Subject(s): Ranch Life; Sewing

SEWING MACHINE MUSIC, by JEANNE WAGNER    Poem Source                
First Line: It's my primal machine
Last Line: Pounding out the circuit of the blood
Subject(s): Sewing

SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 41, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A pocket-handkerchief to hem
Last Line: And after work is play!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Stitching
Subject(s): Sewing; Time

THE OLD SPINNING WHEEL, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you remember the old spinning wheel
Last Line: "from grandmother's old spinning wheel."
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Grandparents; Sewing; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers

THE QUILT, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alive in a brown stucco house
Last Line: She smoothed the quilt across their bed.
Subject(s): Quilts; Sewing; Women

THE SEAMSTRESS, by HENRI BARBUSSE    Poem Text                
First Line: A glimmer of daylight through the rain
Last Line: In invisible song.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Retail Trade; Seamstresses; Sewing; Work; Workers; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers

THE SEWING-GIRL, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The humble garret where I dwell
Last Line: To hear her singing, singing, singing.
Subject(s): Paris, France; Sewing

THINGS, by ADA SIMPSON SHERWOOD    Poem Text                
First Line: Her little workbox - needle, thread
Last Line: When my little girl has wings?
Subject(s): Sewing

THIS LITTLE BAG', by JANE AUSTEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This little bag I hope will prove
Last Line: You'll recollect your friend
Subject(s): Farewell; Gifts And Giving; Sewing

First Line: I had walked a long way
Last Line: As I trudged along.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cypher, Angela; Hay, Elijah
Variant Title(s): Ballad Of Thread For A Needle
Subject(s): Sewing

TO A QUILT IN A FRAME, by FLORA SHUFELT RIVOLA    Poem Text                
First Line: It is such an awkward task, the quilting it
Last Line: In this quaint-patterned, touched-with-magic cover.
Subject(s): Quilts; Sewing; Women

Last Line: Everything - as you did me - up in knots
Subject(s): Riddles; Sewing

YOU, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunlight passes through the window into the room
Last Line: Still heavy with its desire to be the cloud.
Subject(s): Desire; Light; Love; Sewing; Water