2017 Poem

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Ten Ways of Looking at Knitting

Published April 6, 2017 by kdorholt

Ten Ways of Looking at Knitting

I (Couplet)

Our cat unrolled a ball of yarn
From the house into the barn.

II (Tercet)

My uncle had but this request
That he be buried in his Irish vest
And go to heaven richly blest

III (Quatrain)

Knitting can mean many things
Most chiefly, “tie together”
Or the cloth from tying, so
You’re snug in snowy weather.

IV (Cinquain)

Swatches
of pink and peach
clouds cover the morning
sky like an afghan on a napping
toddler

V (Senryu)

When you love
you are knit as one
shawl for two

VI (Haiku)

Best friends form a bond
as strong as silken yarn strands
in a wedding gown

VII (Acrostic)

Knitting
Needles
Invent
Treasures

VIII.  (Limerick)

I once knew a woman named Kay
who decided to learn to crochet,
but the yarn would not hook
though she followed the book.
So, for Kay knitting was the best way!

IX (Free Verse)
In the birch-bark yurt
on the taiga
a Dukah woman knits
and dreams
of winter warmth.

X (List Poem)

Knitting in literature is limitless.

Mythical maidens in dire straits:
(Penelope’s perplexing shroud
Arachne and Athena’s woeful weave-off)

Fulfillers of fantasies:
(Rumpelstiltskin’s golden straw
Mrs. Weasley’s cozy Christmas jumpers
Hagrid’s curious canary yellow circus tent)

A bit of nasty:
(Madame DeFarge and gruesome guillotine games
The Once-ler, the tree, and the Thneed)

But quite heroic:
Miss Marple’s mulled-over mysteries
Calpurnia Tate and Jo March refused to craft

And oh so kind:
Peggotty’s felicitous fireside evenings
Mrs. Ramsey’s lingering lighthouse socks

“Oh what a tangled web they weave!”

(Thank you, Sir Walter Scott!)

Republicans: Found Poem III

Published January 21, 2017 by kdorholt

Life handed me a golden apple Thursday night after I read about the Republicans unconscionable actions in Congress on 1/12/17. As often happens with me, I started reading to help me try to understand–this time on-line articles. Eventually, I happened upon a thread entitled “Words you would use to describe Republican voters.” (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002948039#post7) I was intrigued! As I read, Found Poems jumped from the screen to my brain because people were responding with passion. One poem I’m working on is listed below. I know some might not like the topic or how the poem defines it. But it’s true for me. I’m posting it here, but I’m not making you read it.

Republicans
(Found Poem III)

Some Republicans exist
in a mental space
close to addiction . . .

a state of arousal
a charge
out of more

and more
hate filled,
negative anti rhetoric . . .

until some
are truly
unreachable . . .

Through that veil
is another
problem.

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