Poetry & Other Writing

As Sewing is to Torn

As Sewing is to Torn
– Adrienne Asher

We mend the world,
our every choice
a stitch in the rough bark of life.

Our hopes embroider our beginnings,
and look—our hands are opening into birds
within some lyric tree of sound.

This is all meant for worship—our beating hearts
and shouted silences leaf out into a forest
filled with restoration for us all.


Photo: Hannah Streefkerk’s installation at Land Art Biënnale 2010 – Valkenswaard, Netherlands