celebrating and creating our own LGBTQ+ history in honour of Sheila McWattie

day twenty five

The hum of revolution


From our ever shifting palette of splendid coloured rocks

we women loving women continue painting.

Exhibitionists in friends’ garages

staining glass at altars beneath flapping flags of prayer

while a chain of women symbols mosaics the Tyne Bridge arch.


Still humming the tunes we have noted

we thread stitch embroider and sew

shaping new lines, new borders criss-crossing

and fresh fabric blends with old shades.

Constantly working re-working the quilt

We lie side by side we may never meet

yet together we’re held and we hold

through our patchwork of gold lace, petrol black leather

Alpine linen turquoise sequins faded denim red satin penetrating




Fiona Thomson, Margate

Comments on: "day twenty five" (2)

  1. You’re lyrical and colourful! I feel decades passing with connections creating..such histories you made..

  2. Absolutely precious imagery. Wonderful.

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