*EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD: Bringing some of our favorite previously-published poems back to the front page.
Submitted by Martha Goodine
Dear, stop your questioning.
I take solace in knitting garments
Not because it’s all that our sisters have ever known,
Not because, like Mrs. Wright, it’s only trifles I control,
But because it’s simpler than psychoanalysis.
Yet it ventures just as deep.
Rumpled yarn and loose braids,
They hint at something, don’t they?
Like slips of tongue hint at truth.
Like your walls hint at faults.
Rumpled and loose.
Walled and faulted.
Damned and dishonorable.
Follow the yarn, darling.
That’s where it leads.
That’s where it always leads.
Photo Credit: Sewing in an Interior – Bertha Wegmann
A beauty to read again and again. One of the earlier poems featured on Vita Brevis which drew me to this website.
WOW! What a poem…”It’s simpler than psychoanalysis yet ventures just as deep.”
This is why I follow Vita Brevis. “Follow the yarn…” This is an excellent poem and an excellent choice Brian. Thank you for sharing this again.
Of course, Walt! This is a personal favorite of mine. Such a simple but deep piece
I remember this one–follow the yarn! So clever.