Poetry Friday: Liberation


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            slow breaths,
     steady hands,       
                      clear mind,
close look,
       gentle moves.


© Cathy L. Mere, 2021

It's Poetry Friday!  Today’s roundup is hosted by Mary Lee Hahn at A(Nother) Year of Reading. Stop by to enjoy some poetry and/or leave a link. 


  1. I like how you used capitals and lower case to give feelings of tension and release! (Is this a poem about yarn, or retirement?)

  2. This poem makes me smile - and encourages me to look to my embroidery floss!

  3. Freedom comes in many places. It's lovely to read your poem celebrating it.

  4. Liking the stitchery theme this Poetry Friday--this fits!

  5. In my first year of teaching, we stitched boarders around our Mother's Day cards. (24 Yr3 kids and me.) At one point I'd exclaimed, 'Gah! I don't want to see one more knot!'. There was a queue up of kids waiting for my assistance, and eventually I got to a blond curly-top, with big blue eye who asked, with some trepidation, 'Miss... Is this a knot?' I turned his card over and yelped. Truly. It was a HUGE knot! It was my breaking point. (Which I needed. Because we all laughed so much that afternoon - including my blue-eyed blondie.) It is one of my treasured teaching memories. And this poem just took me back.💙


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