Faded Beauty

16th Century Gloves

Faded Beauty

Yesterday, Ms. Alice Kuipers posted this writing prompt:

Lost Glove/Found Poem

Here’s a description from the Manchester Art Gallery of one of their objects, a glove:

Single glove in mid-brown leather, embroidered with gold metal thread and sequins.
elongated fingers with squared ends, edged in metal braid with trefoil designs at the knuckles, the braid and the stitching is extended c.1.5 beyond the end of the finger to the knuckle, the fourchettes on the inside of the 2 fingers have lost their stitching, separate thumb section, gauntlets embroidered in gold metal thread in chain stitch, feather stitch and raised pearl stitch, trailing floral motifs with a scattering of gold metal sequins, edged in a gold metal fringe which has come unstitched, gauntlet interlined with linen canvas with the yellow and beige stitching showing, original black silk lining to mask the stitching has largely disappeared although traces remain at the edges

Can you use these words, rearranged, to create a found poem?

My first reaction was, “Who would write such a loving tribute to a glove in the lost and found?”  Then, I figured it was the description of an artifact in the gallery’s collection.  In any event, I had to click on the ‘found poem’ link to discover what that meant as well.  (In case you don’t want to click the link, then come back – a ‘found poem’ is created by rearranging words, sentences, paragraphs, etc from an existing work and fashioning a poem from them.)  I don’t consider myself a poet, but I gave it a whirl!

Faded Beauty

Single glove in mid-brown leather

embroidered in gold metal thread in chain stitch, feather stitch and raised pearl stitch

with a scattering of gold metal sequins, edged in a gold metal fringe

2 fingers have lost their stitching

original black silk lining to mask the stitching has largely disappeared

 

Cheers,

Laura

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