Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Knitted Things

It is Poetry Wednesday again and Kris has a great one up today. Here is L.'s selection for this week, by Karla Kuskin.

There was a witch who knitted things:
Elephants and playground swings.
She knitted rain,
She knitted night,
But nothing really came out right.
The elephant had just one tusk
And night looked more
Like dawn or dusk.
The rain was snow
And when she tried
To knit an egg
It came out fried.
She knitted birds with button holes
And twenty rubber butter rolls.
She knitted blue angora trees.
She purl stitched countless purple fleas.
She knitted a palace in need of a darn.
She knitted a battle and ran out of yarn.
She drew out a strand
Of her gleaming, green hair
And knitted a lawn
Till she just wasn't there.

1 comment:

Kris Livovich said...

We are going to have to read that tomorrow with the knitting girls. Fun.