O, consider the ripper
when your stitching goes wrong,
when your seams are uneven,
your tangles are long …
Song of the Seam Ripper & Other Sewing Poems by Meredith Drake offers an imaginative reflection on the sewing experience through rhyme and a variety of poetic forms. Accompanied by commentaries and stitched illustrations, the sonnet, villanelle, higgledy-piggledy double dactyl and other poems in this collection explore the delights and aggravations of sewing. These 20 poems mark the first time anyone has dared to combine poetry with sewing. Who knew they'd go together so well!