Welcome to this month’s theme of Spanish Lace. Lace has been called “the poetry of fashion.” The book, The History of Lace (c. 1875) described Spanish Lace as “…so exquisite…that they were unmistakably the work of those whose time was not money…” Spanish lace was made with linen or delicate silk thread. Its traditional colors, either “blond” or black. Its patterns, a captivating tale drawing on both light and shadow.
For this month’s playlist, we’ve woven together a list of songs—from Spanish lace to lace in general, from the group Paper Lace to some great Spanish love songs. An intoxicating variety of tunes.
Listen along with us, embrace the apasionados (passionate) sounds, and let them inspire the handcraft of your words.
Write a poem inspired by lace— its patterns, colors, or textures. If you look closely, the intricate pattern of Spanish Lace has a story to tell.
Dancers and Dreams
the dance becoming the dreams.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!