Friday, 27 April 2012

3KCBWDAY5 : Something A Bit Different: A Knitting and Poetry, er, Mash-up!

I'm always at home with Something A Bit Different, so - no photo of knitting today - but instead, to celebrate Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012, I've, er, written a poem. The first poem in which I've mentioned knitting, I believe!

What Shall Remain of Us Is Love

This bright paper

The slow burn of chemicals as the image comes to light

Her shoulder against yours

Faces smiling towards

The sun of that day on the cathedral.

Though the paper curls

The sepia tint holds that day –

But let it go – the paper quills into a little scroll –

Rolls to the back of the drawer.

Buttons, candle-ends, playing cards

Crowd in front,

Old loose pins nudge and rust.

Those strong hands are gone –

But this scarf stays stitched, this gift

From those fingers

Which felt the slow twist of the yarn,

Pushed the stitches along the bent needle.

Carried on.

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