|"Glorious Girl" by Mimi Deitrich|
Once again, this Friday has me traveling. But it's all good -- I am talking about many of the things I love: books and quilts and writing and history and family... I'm grateful to be invited to share these things with groups of all ages.
Tomorrow I will be in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, sharing with a quilt group and also signing at Ernest and Hadley Books. Roll Tide! (says the Auburn fan. :)
|Mimi & her quilt (and my poem)|
I selected a quilt, of course! "Glorious Girl" by Mimi Deitrich (pictured above). Not only do I love the colors in the quilt, the quilting, but it also contains a line from THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. I knew instantly that's what I wanted to write about! (Thank you, Laura, for sharing the pictures from the opening reception with me!) And here is my poem:
To a Glorious Girl
Girl, just look at your glorious
your smile your teeth
your hands your knees –
the way you think
the way you speak
and all the things you do –
No one else in the world
is exactly like you,
Sometimes it may seem
like the world is growing colder.
Hold tight, glorious girl,
tomorrow will be better.
And when you say to your best friend,
you can do it; I'll be right beside you,
turn around and say those same words
to those glorious eyes ears chin
wrapped in that glorious
you see in the mirror.
- Irene Latham