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“How do you sew the night?”: A poem in memory of Maya Angelou

We at Wake Forest University Press join the rest of the university, and the rest of the world, in celebrating Maya Angelou’s  life and mourning her passing.

In her memory, here is a poem that WFUP poet Michael Longley wrote a few years ago after seeing Shaker-designed quilts in New England.

shaker quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DESIGN

Sometimes the quilts were white for weddings, the design

Made up of stitches and the shadows cast by stitches.

And the quilts for funerals? How do you sew the night?

from Michael Longley, Collected Poems

 


Categories: Arts and Culture, Irish Poetry, Michael Longley, Poem of the Week

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