, ,

                                            There’s a thread

                                            that weaves

                                            with a heartbeat sound.     Do you hear it?

                                            Do you see the brilliance of our shuttles

                                            as they fly–

                                            making each of our patterns

                                            strong in their beauty.           Separate,

                                            yet universally and infinitely woven together.

                                                                  Here and there,

                                                                  knots named by places

                                            have been tied

                                            giving extra strength to the weft

                                            and a special beauty to the weave.



                                            Hear the heartbeat sound:

                                            Strength and beauty

                                            Strength and beauty

                                            Strength and beauty…



(C) Kate Riley, All Rights Reserved, 1991