Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Memento Mori

"A genre of artistic work which varies widely,
but which all share the same purpose:
to remind people of their own mortality.
The phrase has a tradition in art that dates back to antiquity."


by Ms
 Emerging from a locked cupboard to show itself
 To take me briefly back in time
A witness once again
Potent pasts
Mine and others
Known and unknown
Stories folded in the seams
Stitched down tight


deanna7trees said...

so you are (were) a stitcher. what a wonderful quilt pattern. why is it hiding in a closet? is it not complete? i love that red and white section. so glad you posted this.
'memento mori' ---so familiar to me but i do not know from where.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

No, never a stitcher. The quilt belonged to dear friends of many years - one died, and the other moved away. I was saving it for the memory. It has no back, no finished edge, and sustained some tears over the years. While I was looking for the material you will see in tomorrow's post, it emerged, and so did the poem.

deanna7trees said...

sorry. i read 'Quilted by MS' and didn't think in terms of the poem but the photo.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Thank you...you pointed out an error...the poem was supposed to be called 'Quilt' not 'Quilting'...and I missed that before posting. Fixed it. What would one do without friends!

Nancy said...

Perhaps a mending and a continuing are in order, if you should choose to stitch. I love the pinwheel centers.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Hi Nancy
Yes, perhaps, somewhere down the road apiece. The feather will be my first ever stitching project...so we shall see. It is beautiful, and holds many memories as quilts do.