Wednesday, April 14, 2010


... while hunting among my embarrassingly large collection of children's literature....

Knitted Things 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 elephants 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 buttonholes
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 she knitted a lawn
Till she just wasn't there.

There are so many things to be found when one is not looking.... incidentally, I didn't find what I was looking for.

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