Tissue of truths

Another quadrille for the dverse prompt. I’m not sure why so sad. Must be the unsettling times.


One by one our dreams came true,

simple things for simple folk,

of summer skies, children’s smiles,

love’s house made, love’s words spoke,

but now the dreams are fragile worn,

the weaver’s coloured silks run out,

and life’s wild race of time is shorn.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Tissue of truths”

  1. “but now the dreams are fragile worn” — this is indeed sad, but it happens, doesn’t it? We run out of color, out of hope. We need more of these: “summer skies, children’s smiles,

    love’s house made, love’s words spoke”

    I choose love. I choose light. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. We have to remind ourselves sometimes that just because we’ve achieved something doesn’t mean we have to pass onto an even bigger and better dream. Sometimes, enough is what we already have.

  2. You are right, Jane. Sometimes we don’t realise how much we have already got, and to be happy with that. We feel we have to aspire to the next level, and the next.

    1. The world is on the brink of destruction. We will probably continue as a species, but what kind of a world will it be without lions and tigers, elephants, caribou, polar bears, swallows?

  3. In response to your last comment — have you seen/heard of the photo ark project?
    That what is frayed and faded as in a tapestry can be conserved; restored. The unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters in New York City are beautiful in their existence — restored to a point, but only as much as the tapestry allows.

    1. I haven’t hear of it, but the idea of restoring only what is restorable is one that I’d agree with. My sister is a conservator of ancient stuff, and she works to that principle. If there’s a bit missing, it stays missing. No painting extra bits or adding limbs that have been lost.

      1. Check out the Photo Ark — it is an amazing project.
        I agree with your sister’s approach to restoration. What a fascinating job to have!

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