Gold Coast Quilters Opportunity Quilt detail, photo by Mike Baird
What is a cleave poem? I hadn't heard of them before reading one at The Storyteller's Scroll. Gayle explains "It is three poems in one. Read the left column vertically as poem #1, the right column as poem #2 and the entire poem horizontally as poem #3." I thought that sounded irresistibly impossible, so I gave it a try. I wrote this for my mom's birthday:
She tends to her blocks of comfort and color
duties as faithfully quilted together
as the warm
sun delivers my
More cleave poems:
* Releasing and Relishing by Rama Devi Nina Marshall
* A collaborative cleave poem by Helen Williams and Kat Austen.
* And as if a cleave poem with two columns wasn't enough of a challenge, here's one with three columns: Marrow by Andrea Barton.
Betsy at I Think in Poems is our Poetry Friday host today.