Sunday, March 7, 2010
Heather Matthews Hankie artwork 'Hexagons of Grief"
my grandmother stitched a quilt of tears
while grandfather lay dying
pale flowering hexagons of grief
barely pieced together
my grandfather the dashing soldier
was mentioned in dispatches
his long legs became thin as stamens
beneath a crimson dressing gown
his bayonet on top of the curtain pelmet
he never marched on Anzac Day.