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Literary Impulse & Paper Poetry ‘Eudaimonia’ Prompt Submission

The Patchwork Quilt

A monoku and prose poem

Handwritten poem, The Patchwork Quilt, plus monoku rules with Lance Calkin 1887 painting of woman sewing a patchwork quilt.
Image assembled by author using author’s handwritten words and Lance Calkin’s 1887 oil painting, The Patchwork Quilt (source — credit in footnote)

patchwork quilted memories forever love stitched interwoven time

I wrote the words (it’s a monoku but more about that later) before I found the image to go with them. I hadn’t intended these…




We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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