Cassidy McFadzean – The Magician Wove
The Magician Wove
I found a wise and weird creature
seated in a tall, secluded tower,
a spire overlooking vast seas and fields,
working in silence her solitary task.
She toiled through threadbare nights,
her finger’s tired twill weaving
droplets of red dye into filament,
her blood into fibre, body into thread.
This magician wove the warp and weft,
transformed ply into pictures divine,
her tapestry spoke unspeakable words,
spun into cotton like clouds onto sky.
Who is this servant, ever spinning twine
stringing sentences, speech into time?
Cassidy McFadzean is the author of Hacker Packer (McClelland & Stewart 2015). She has been a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize, the Walrus Poetry Prize, and won second place in the 2014 Short Grain Contest. McFadzean lives in Regina and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
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