Shakespeare's Sonnet 154

The Craft of Poetry
Love's Fire: Sonnet 154, 2024

Carefully selected words
beaded with emotion 
stitched into verse.  Tangled histories 
twisted and knotted for generations 
to debate.  Beneath hidden layers of symbolism 
we still question the threads.  Glistening 
through centuries
the edits fade
only the foundation shines.  Fourteen lines
some angled, some curved.  
The straight ones come to a dead 
The needle has made the final mark.  
Suzanne Coley

My thoughts as I worked on this quilt, Love's Fire: Sonnet 154, during the month of January 2024.