pioneer museum
the comfort of quilts
made by men

—Margarita Engle

About the author: Margarita Engle (Englefam at is the author, most recently, of The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Henry Holt & Co., 2006). Word Wings (Elin Grace Publ.) is a collection of haiku and short poems for children.

She is also the author of two novels as well as shorter works selected for anthologies and literary journals in many countries, in several languages. She has won numerous literary awards.


Responses to the haiku for 25 June 2007 by Margarita Engle

    Alan Summers
    2007-04-26 03:09:17

    Original, and not at all smaltzy, a very good quilt haiku.

    Bill Kenney
    2007-06-25 08:17:28

    "comfort" continues to resonate.

    2007-06-30 14:31:35

    "Doubleness" in more than one sense, quite nice. Thanks

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-06-30 21:01:42

    rusting red tractor
    midst of abandoned field--
    wild lilies flourish