...twice a week poetry treat for the young and the young at heart...
Such a sweetness here. I am actually remembering my own blankie....Happy Poetry Friday!
Aww, thanks Amy. I love the feel of special blankies - loved to bits. =)
Wonderful! I love the link between something so close and so familiar with something so great and mysterious.
Thanks, Liz! Amazing where my mind will wander...=)
Tapestry and mysteries...love it, Bridget. Reminds me of many long-ago blanket forts!
Blanket forts are favorite with my girls to "hide" and read. Thanks for stopping by, Tamera! =)
I'm reminded of my blanket forts too -- you've captured a magical moment in your lovely poem. :)
Thanks, Jama! My girls made blanket forts using every available chair in the house. It got to the point that there was no where to sit down. So I just crawled in and joined them. =)
This is quite magical, Bridget. I love the light weaving a tapestry of mystery.
Thanks, Buffy! It's fun to wallow in the unknown, isn't it? =)
Blanket forts! A child's own safe, magical universe. Thanks for taking us along there today, Bridget.
Thank you, Robyn, for joining me! =)
Hi, Bridget. Although my brothers and I played with blanket forts, your poem reminds me of a famous haiku. I will try to track it down, but the poet compares pinpricks of light through a paper screen to starlight. Just beautiful.
It's funny, when I first wrote this I was thinking of starlight, but it morphed...like poetry does sometimes. I love what each reader brings to a poem. Thanks for stopping by -- I'd love to know/see the haiku you are thinking of. =)
Hi Bridget,I love the "pin-pricks of light." I guess I took the "tattered blanket" literally, because I pictured a blanket fort, too. :-)
You are not alone, Carmela! So funny how a poem can mean different things to different readers. I love that! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. =)
Ah! A dual level poem. I didn't picture "blankies" as some did but can see why. And to a child, everything outside that blankie seems to be a mystery. I saw the night sky ragged with holes where starlight shines through. Very nice.
Thank you, Joyce! "Dual level poem" - I like that! Thanks for reading on this fine Friday! =)
Lovely. I didn't picture a child's blanket, but rather a well-worn, full-size blanket that has seen it all.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Karen! I love all the interpretations and views of this poem. I love that every reader takes away what fits them best from the combination of words. So cool! =)
The universe does contain infinite mysteries!
Indeed, Mary Lee! And so does poetry sometimes. =)