“The Patchwork Bonnet” by Robert Graves

The Patchwork Bonnet

Across the room my silent love I throw
Where you sit sewing in bed by candlelight,
Your young stern profile and industrious fingers
Displayed against the blind in a shadow-show,
To Dinda's grave delight.

The needle dips and pokes, the cheerful thread
Runs after, follow-my-leader down the seam:
The patchwork pieces cry for joy together,
O soon to sit as a crown on Dinda's head,
Fulfilment of their dream.

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Robert Grave's poem "The Patchwork Bonnet" was published inĀ Georgian Poetry , 1920-1922. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link below: