Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Loops and Such


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Irish crochet
Photographer: Alexa Bender







I write words like loops
which I pull through with my crochet hook
designing hats and scarves and blankets as I go
intricacy unfolding


engage, yarn over, pull through
write, erase, rewrite

these projects which failed to call to me all fall
feel the pinch of Christmas looming
and while I write
I count squares of blankets in my head
and wonder why I leave things until
the very last minute

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013



25 comments:

  1. haha...yes...i have a bit more to do before the holiday myself...
    there are things i procrastinate on...oy..it always catches up to me...

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  2. Loops and re-loops, ad infinitum...until it's all finished...yes - that is so much like writing. One word after another, the storyline loops and then you suddenly discover that...you're done! You'll get there. ;)
    HUGS

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  3. :) It's always a rush to the finish..I like the way you write words like loops which you pull through with your crochet hook :)

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  4. Yes, they do parallel and this time of year times seems nonexistent!

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  5. Audrey, when the dust settles and your fingers get to take a break I wish you the brightest and most joyous Christmas!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Audrey!

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  7. Beautiful analogy..perhaps the best words come when there is a bit of an edge looming

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  8. Procrastination always seems has a reason: we not really like to do particular things..so since you like crocheting I'd use this activity as reward :) Happy Holidays to you!

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  9. I like your comparison: writing like the loops. And how relatable, waiting till the last minute!

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  10. It's interesting how the end of the year makes many of us feel the need to complete projects and clear the slate for another new year. I feel the same way. Loved reading this poem.

    Audrey, Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the good things in 2014! :<)

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  11. At this time of year the pile seems to grow rather than shrink....so much rushing here,there, and everywhere....

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  12. smiles...hope you had a wonderful holiday as well audrey....

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  13. This is so soothing and so lovely...and thoughtful, too. Hope your Christmas was beautiful and I hope 2014 is amazing for you!

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  14. You captured it! The Irish crochet is something I could never do. Beautiful.

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  15. Me too but that's a lovely analogy and croquet ~ Happy new year ~ Cheers ~

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  16. Ha.. I thought it was a wordsmith.. but I agree,,, it's more like knitting or crochet :-)

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  17. Fantastic description, Audrey! Happy New Year!

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  18. I love crocheting. Great metaphor! Happy New Year! :)

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  19. Beautiful words from a beautiful poet! Happy New Year xx

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  20. Ah, I definitely can identify with procrastination. Hope you had a nice holiday season!

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  21. i hope the new year is starting off well for you audrey!
    smiles.

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  22. I write words like loops. Beautiful!

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  23. We are on the same wavelength. I once wrote about writing poetry being like making Celtic knots! Christmas looming made me think of a loom for more weaving!

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