A piece of a gift came to me today
in the form of an idea that could not be stilled
enough to even murmur,
"Tomorrow, it can wait until tomorrow"
from the warmth of my bed...
everything else got put off today
A hammer-engraved hand
tenderly carved with the graver...
It will be a necklace
and in the palm there will be a gift of a gemstone
and I feel opal might be best
to be worn over the heart.
In the leather shop the hummingbird clutch
called out to be antiqued, painted
but it must wait until at least tomorrow
when I feel stronger.
Its centerpiece will be a piece of gorgeous green turquoise
I've been holding onto for years...
And in the midst of these deepening dark days of winter
the uncanny word 'bloom'
beckons from the flip side of the piece.
This was the work of my hands on the last days before leaving for
Minneapolis - sometimes tooling obsesses me
and I can do little else
and then the impulse flips to metal...
I love the contrast and the ability to do both
with all my might.
Allisunny and the box of tissues