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Poem: "The Tapestry of Nocciolaia"

This poem was inspired by the "friendship" square on my first card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest.  It has been sponsored by minor_architect.  It belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman, which you can explore further via the Serial Poetry page.  Read about the sonnet form online.

The Tapestry of Nocciolaia
-- a sonnet

Though Don Candido preaches, scowls, and scolds
He heeds the gifts that Fiorenza holds.
Mad Ercole may find his thoughts a maze,
But Fiorenza walks with him most days.

Bettina holds her husband by the hand,
And gives her thanks for Fiorenza's stand.
Sienna does a favor for her friend,
And Fiorenza's there with herbs to lend.

The village is a tapestry of lives,
Its warp and weft the women and the men
Whose friendship weaves a fabric fine and strong.
The family ties of husbands and of wives
Are spun of love, and relatives are kin,
But friends are chosen just for their heart's song.

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From: technoshaman Date: December 14th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm. :) I would say heartsong is the weft of all that tapestry, but am guessing Fiorenza may be the only one who sees that. Is a comforting poem nonetheless. I miss village life, for having lived it but a week...
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 15th, 2012 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)


Village life can be wonderful.
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