Needle and Thread

February 8th, 2014 by Magdalena Tabor

Set aside your grief
Amongst your sewing things.
Unpatch the knee
With a pain that stings.

Let show the skinneedle and thread
Beneath the angry tear
And kiss the sin
With a mother’s care.

Bury your son
Under the winter sky
And when it’s done
Thread the needle’s eye.

Take up your grief.
Stitch up the restless dead
With disbelief,
With needle and thread.

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2 Responses to “Needle and Thread”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    Such a poignantly profound and sad poem. PSH had so much more to give to the world and one can argue perhaps his best work still lay ahead, but it was not meant to be… we all have our demons !!!

  2. magdalena Says:

    I just can’t get that picture out of my mind…..his family at the funeral. Just so immeasurably sad. Wife, kids, mother. Heartbreak all around. And what’s worse… didn’t have to happen.

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