"walk with me to the edge of the city
take off your shoes and feel the earth
remember who you are
you are a star
that fountain in the sun
your heart is the velvet cave
where birds sing."
Related words? Tartan, flannel, kilt, cloth, shirt, scarf, mackinaw. Also? Rhymes with olympiad & fad. You might paint plaid stripes and write on the painted lines, weave paper so that it intersects in a plaid pattern, cut out a grid of plaid or gingham patterned card-stock or experiment with overlapping transparent tapes in a plaid pattern... From the early 16th century, Scottish Gaelic plaide meaning blanket.
From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "1) a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles, 2) a rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume."
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