April is Poetry Month! Poem #3

Two yarns I pulled from upon shelf
And sorry I could not purchase both
And be one knitter, long I stood
And thought about what I might make
With the skein I held in left

Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps a better claim
Because it was bright and wanted wear;
Though as for that the waiting there
The gauge really about the same

And both that morning equally lay
On shelves no hands had touched for months.
Oh, I left the first for another day!
Yet knowing how project leads on to project,
I was sure I would come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two skeins were held in my hand, and I –
I took the one with cashmere ply
and that has made all the difference.

Original poem by Robert Frost

1 Comment

  1. Ed Tankersley on April 6, 2014 at 11:20 am

    These poems are fun, and I’m impressed how you’re able to keep the tone and meter of the original poem and still get lots of yarny stuff in there. Keep it up!