Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category


October 08, Enjoy!

October 1, 2008
There is a harmony in Autumn,
   and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer 
   is not heard or seen.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley


Letting Go

July 15, 2008

In life we cling to the eternal youth, to the vine (shrine) of what we think is life. 

There is beauty in letting go. 

To that end, we scatter ourselves to places we never knew existed, to places that stumble upon the beauty we didn’t even know we possessed.




January 11, 2008

The bell clear morning
gave way to a day drowned in rain.
The worn, grey deck boards
shown slick and sleek,
hosting a dance for the raindrops
that fell fast and furious
but soon tired
to the slow rhythm
of a southern drawl.



Invitation to Poetry: Full Moon Rising

November 26, 2007

full-moon-poetry.jpgphoto by Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts


Guardian of night
keep my secrets
wound in your silver net,
hold them tight to your bosom
as you drift back in time
as you slip into space.

Remember me.
Come back to me, Guardian.
Reveal to me my secrets
Now dreams
to plant in the coming day,
now gifts
rich with promise.


 more Invitation to Poetry

(There will be knitting photos tomorrow.  In the mean time, enjoy the poetry and maybe write something of your own today.  You can do it.  Try, no one has to see it.)


Invitation to Poetry “6”: Beauty of Broken Things

October 25, 2007

Invitation to Poetry “6”: Beauty of Broken Things

From every darkness
illumination can be seen.
From every shadow
a light is over head.
From every sorrow
tears wash clean.
From unmarked paths
a new direction is led.


What to make for Norovember? hmmmm, I have given it some thought and have these few things on the list.
1. Noro Hat
2. Silk Garden Socks
3. Noro Scarf from Brooklyn Tweed
4. Simply Seamless Pouch
There are a pair of mitts in the Stitch n Bitch book that use Noro, too. I will diffenately make the above hat. I hope that gives you all some ideas if you are so inclined to join in. I am trying to find patterns that don’t take too much Noro. I have to budget myself! If you have any other ideas, feel free to share.
Have a great day!


It’s To Hot Today. . .

August 19, 2007

The heat is unbearable in some places and in others you have flooding. It is a perplexity, no? Well, here in Tennessee we are having a heat wave and it looks like this:


Which is making everyone and everything feel like this:
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So, if I don’t completely melt away before the weekend is over, I will have a FO to show you this week.

. . . It ain’t no use; I’m plumb fetaggled.
Come an’ put this team away.
I won’t plow another furrer;
It’s too mortal hot to-day.
I ain’t weak, nor I ain’t lazy,
But I’ll stand this half day’s loss
‘Fore I let the devil make me
Lose my patience an’ git cross.

A Summer Pastoral
by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Summer Slowdown

July 27, 2007


Pay attention
to the significance
of doing nothing.

I have had little time to get in any real knitting. I pick it up here and there and get a round or two done and that is about it. Maybe this weekend I can make a bit of headway. Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend!