Sunshine Doodle

The sunshine doodle
of my childhood becomes art —
fiber, thread, stitching


©Hilary Clark ~ 9/19/16

See the quilt here.

Any Color’s All Right As Long As It’s Red (for Basil)

Grandpa in his navy blue
suit and claret
tie taught us his made up

In leather slippers and ruby
robe, he entertained
grandchildren with tales sung in a
baritone about whales
making love on their
knees.  Seated on the tall shag
carpet at his
feet, we giggled because
whales have
tails and we were too
young to understand

But we knew about
stories and Lawrence
Welk and the
bubble machine and
Love and any color’s all right
as long as it’s

© Hilary Clark, 6/4/14

See the quilt here.


Future Gwen

Someday you’ll be
nine years old
on roller skates
in shorts and a purple tee
careening down the sidewalk
at the end of a rope
yanked by your extra special
BFF and before you
roll straight off
the curb into traffic
she will catch you in a
giant best friend bear
hug and you will
smile brighter than
the summer sun.

© Hilary Clark, 4/15/14