Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: knitting

The Sweaters of Eva

My first marriage

saw an array

of hand-knit sweaters

from My Beloved Mother-in-law

Peter’s Mother

Who clothed Me in fuzzy lavender

bold black and white and red

thalo green with purple grapes

and close-fitting short-sleeved

peachy butterflies

 

Today in Roseway Manor

Eye gave Eva cream for Her Hands

and She clasped Them together

happily

and I remembered

NEWS FLASH

The Hawk Computer 6:04 pm

My Husband, Dr William Hunter Blair, now believes

that My World Trade Center Roof Top Painting from 1984

titled Self Organizing Galaxy

may have given someone the idea

for 9/11

http://carloschagall.com/2015/09/11/self-organizing-galaxy-by-joanna-hyde/comment-page-1/#comment-6419

NOTICE TO MY READERS 222

EYE have not been writing much —

EYE have been making recordings into M(EYE) cell phone

in-which M(EYE) Husband does not seem very interested.

@ 9:30pm

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 9:30pm

I lay My Knitting aside

to go upstairs

to take My Pills

in order that I sleep

for The Rest

of My L(EYE)FE

MY FIRST SCARF

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 3:34pm

If

I

had

had

My Aqua Wool Skeins

& filament needles

in The Yarmouth Psychiatric Unit

purl

knit

purl

knit

knit

knit

knit

knit

would They have let Me

out?

LORAZEPAM

The Hawk Portico 5:30pm

My Ativan Prescription

is filled @ the pharmacy

but I’m trying to figure

whether to purl or knit

instead

of going to get It —

there was a time

a grey time

when I would have held

the bottle close

& seen My Self

indulging in several times

the recommended dose

just to conk out

from life

or death

WHAT TO WEAR

The Hawk Deck 10:56am

I was going to write

a poem about knitting

on My Lap

with laundry on the line

but then I had to shower

& get dressed

in flaming orange

with plastic orange beads

galactic earrings

& My Heavy Crystal

Question Mark Ring

FORMATION

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 5:38pm

I am going to be taught to knit

A Shield Of Honour

carried out by A Big Black X

across the length X width

with a reflective grey diamond

in the center

& A Red Eye

glaring out

like A Serpent’s

Pupil

FEROCITY

The Hawk Queen Bed 10:06am

Oh how I want to knead

a double weave of lavender

& green —

I want so badly

to meld a shield

of diamond coloured star

in My Center

Oh how I want to paint

the emblematic Silver

of My Center

My Big Black X

so I could make a pair

to My Black Star

BEYOND THE GLASS DOOR

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 2:25pm

Am I already an old woman

sitting by Her Window

watching The School Bus

weave Its way

through the scrub spruce?

I may never learn to knit

but I have My Place

protected by a dream:

My Dream of Living