Joe Pivetti's Poetry, Haiku and Poesy: Poem 18
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Piece Quilt



 
Get in on the piece quilt.
It's come in like a bolt from the sky.
We'll all give it a try.
Let's all help and get it built;
This community quilt.
Come on,
Get in on the peace quilt.

Get in on the piece quilt.
We can all sew a little piece
Of heart and soul into each
Applique or crazy patch
On the piece quilt.
Come on,
Get in on the peace quilt.

Get in on the piece quilt.
It hasn't any borders
And only softest corners.
There's no wasting, just basting
Together on the piece quilt.
Come on,
Get in on the peace quilt.

Get in on the piece quilt
And start batting together.
For in friendship quilting
It's the insides that matter.
We're filling in the piece quilt.
Come on,
Get in on the peace quilt.

Get in on the piece quilt.
Trim some selvage from the weft;
Install binding on the lofty batting
And patches raw edges.
Put it together on the piece quilt.
Come on,
Get in on the peace quilt.

Get in on the piece quilt.
We keep the slubs in trapunto
To insure diversity
In the feel and the glow
Here on the piece quilt.
Come on,
Get in on the peace quilt.

Get in on the piece quilt.
There's no pleating our bias
Or stippling the sashes,
But we're poplin ribs and cutting the fat quarter
For a better piece quilt.
Come on,
Get in on the peace quilt.



Copyright 2019 by Joe Pivetti