Ekphrastic Poem for Ruby Star's Curio

We’re wishing all our quilting customers

A happy spring from the studio

And manifesting warmer weather

With a new line called Curio

Made from soft and smooth cotton

It’s novel, rare, and bizarre 

Eight new patterns in twelve fun colors 

From the Society of Ruby Star.

In a busy pattern called "Efflorescence"

blushing peonies and smiling daisies

Bloom and unfold and come into flowers

On backdrops of moss and balmy and galaxy

While "Efflorescence" makes a statement

"Endpaper" eases the eyes

With steady repetition and warm nostalgia 

For a mothers kitchen in simpler times

And another blast from the past

A pattern of tiny flowers that fall and spin

Simple yet fun with a hint of shine

Looks like calico is coming back in

And while we wait for the snow to melt

We can settle for an indoor pool

Because "Flicker" comes in billiard green

And sparkles like a jewel 

And to all those who are celebrating

A birthday this Pisces season

We got elegant, beautiful, bubbling fish!! 

If you needed another reason

To come straight down to the store 

On East 8th street in Duluth MN

Or to www.mctavishquilting.com

And get yourself the complete line

Either by the yard or in bundles

Because Curio even has perfume!

Pretty bottles fit for a princess 

This fabric will cure your winter gloom

With even more illustrations of bloom

A pattern of small golden "Roses"

Conjuring the essence of floral scents

To stimulate our noses

And a light graphic pattern of "Sprigs"

To balance all of the golden metallic 

And keep the other designs popping

And please the sparkle fanatic 

And in a final display of creativity

Moths spread their majestic "Wings"

In warm golden and rainbow mermaid 

Keeping me dreaming of spring

Designer Melody Miller's hot new take

On all of these vintage treasures

Fits perfectly with Reverie and Floradora

And brings us so much pleasure

We’ve been so bored in the studio

With all of our customers snowed in at home

Pay us a visit and come get your Curio

We’d hate to enjoy it alone