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Hello Monday Part 2

knitter3Ok. Today’s poem is for fun. I couldn’t help it. I knit sometimes and somehow I crossed the streams between knitting and writing and bam! Fun times! This poem is inspired by a lady who knits and writes knitting humor books. She goes by the sobriquet (sorry, love that word, fun to say-synonym for nickname) the Yarn Harlot, which is also the title of her blog. She’s funny and intelligent and never fails to leave me with something to think about. But she is indeed a yarn harlot. I’m pretty sure her house is never going to fall down because of all the yarn she has stuffed in it. Being a knitter myself, I know the addiction to yarn. It’s crack, man. Those yarn fumes will do it every time. Thankfully, I’m nowhere near her level of obsession, but I love hearing about her trials with the squirrel in her backyard, and her love affair with the sweater that shall not be named. So, in honor of the Yarn Harlot I give you The Perils of Knitting. Have fun, y’all!

The Perils of Knitting

 

Click-clack click-clack

Her needles go.

Flashes of shiny metal amid the multi-coloured string

Which loops around the metal sticks and

In and out,

and around,

 and in and out again,

A rapid dance between string and stick.

 

Hours and days and weeks she works

The sticks and string.

“Dance with me,”

Says the stick to the string,

And she curtseys, and he swings her

Through and through

This twisting circle of intricate loops.

And when the musicians have stopped playing their melody

The conductor looks down at her creation,

The mountain she made with sticks and string, and she says,

“Damn. It was supposed to have been a scarf.”

 

 

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Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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