Aeneid poem # 1: a quilter's afterlife

fitted to this space with some added words
Virgil you had it wrong or at least
incomplete with your rowdy wrestling
warriors pitching javelins, spears –
eternal olympic games in the fields
elysian: for in that same sweet
greensward dwell those who sew
quilt weave humming singing as they
throw needles, shuttles on frames
looms blending fabric and thread to
create forever beauty, warmth, peace

2021 Jacqueline Jackson

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