Monday, 17 August 2009

Blank Verse

::The Poetry Society is celebrating 100 years::

::my contribution will be to knit a blank square using 100% pure new wool in double knit::

::cast on 68 stitches and knit in stocking stitch until there is a 12'' square::

::label with name, where you live and your favourite poem whilst knitting::

::today's poem is::two poems::

::Ted Hughes' Big Poppy::

Bleeding inwardly

Her maternal nectars into her own

Coffin - (cradle of her offspring)

::Sylvia Plath's Poppies in July::

If I could bleed or sleep! ---

If my mouth could marry a hurt like that!

::both poems can be found in the beautiful Flora Poetica, The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse selected and edited by Sarah Maquire::

::knitting and poetry::

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