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Today’s challenge at d’Verse Poets is to write a poem in celebration of the ordinary things.  It seemed like a perfect time to write about knitting, which I have only just recently begun.  I am truly enjoying it.  I am also sharing with Real Toads for the Tuesday Platform.

Sitting on the couch,
cozy in the winter evening
the quiet click of needles
blended with a crackling fire
sing a song of creation;
an ancient craft of love.
The yarn draped around
a finger, wrapped around
a needle and through itself,
a motion repeated endlessly,
stitching from one needle
to another–back and forth.
The cloth grows, as the
skein in my lap shrinks;
The motion a mediation,
freeing the mind from
the worries of the day.

21 thoughts on “Knitting

  1. An interesting take on the prompt. Knitting really is a form of calming and meditation for those who love to do it I could see your fingers knitting as you went through your poem. Well done!

  2. I love fiber Teresa, and I was drawn fully into this write – excellent! Great visual with the fire… :-/) My wife Kathy and I both create and sell fiber art. Kathy is a weaver. I love to hear the rhythmic cadence of her loom when she is in full motion. I create cylindrical mixed-media fiber art, so no rhythm for me. Mine is design and construction.

  3. My sister-in-law knits incessantly, and it always seems to be such a lovely thing to do with your hands; nice to know it can be therapeutic as well.

  4. I have tried knitting, and found that I don’t have the necessary patience needed for it. But, should it helps you to unwind, don’t stop, due to my experiences.

  5. I feel you weaving your own magic here, beautifully incorporating sound into the action of the hands, freeing the mind as the noises in the head and of the day are lulled by the needles working and fire warming. a very healing and therapeutic sort of magic from the ordinary beauty in your hands. thank you for writing such a beautiful poem, its gentle reverence is very touching.

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