Sartorial Elegance

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future.

– Proverbs 31:25


Give her a sari,
swathe her in pearls or lace
or silk. Embrace her in
burlap or a satin wrap
or something of a quiet
ilk only she and her sisters
know. Deem her denim
or douse her in billowy
cotton swirls.

Her heart threads bright,
sings deep.
Cover her scars in scarves
or set them free to breathe;
It matters not. See?
She wears love as a necklace,
peace against the pulse of
her wrist. Hope etches her skin.

Beauty’s stitched in
-to her very

She need not be adorned;
she’s adored.

Written for Toads.

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6 Responses to Sartorial Elegance

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  2. Beautiful, beautiful work here, De…on many levels I heart the heck outta this…sigh…


    “She wears love as a necklace,
    peace against the pulse of
    her wrist. Hope etches her skin.”


  3. This poem would fit my husband’s late grandmother to a T. Just beautiful. “Her heart threads bright” – what a great image. Very well done!

  4. lolamouse says:

    Beautiful imagery in this poem! I, too, loved the lines “She wears love as a necklace; peace against the pulse of her wrist…” Gorgeous!

  5. Sara v says:

    Wow! A really lovely poem and perfect ending my poetic friend–you are rocking the deep images and wordplay world today 🙂

  6. coalblack says:

    Well there you have it. She’s got it, yeah baby, she’s got it…

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