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(with apologies to Charles Dickens)

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Was Madame DeFarge

recording events

or was she creating reality

with the click-click

of her needles?

Yarn spun from infinity,

scarf stretched to eternity –

like you and me

in the worst of times

we knit and pearl them

into our best.

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©  1999, 2016   Betty Hayes Albright

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(a re-post)

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.If memory serves me correctly (from high school!) Charles Dickens’  A Tale of Two Cities takes place during the French Revolution and begins,  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.

Madame DeFarge was an old woman who sat on the sidelines, always knitting and observing events. It was implied that she was somehow encoding history into her knitting – an idea that always intrigued me.

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 .

(with apologies to Charles Dickens)

 .

Was Madame DeFarge

recording events

or was she creating reality

with the click-click

of her needles?

Yarn spun from infinity,

scarf stretched to eternity –

like you and me

in the worst of times

we knit and pearl them

into our best.

.

©  1999, 2016   Betty Hayes Albright

.

If memory serves me correctly (from high school!) Charles Dickens’  A Tale of Two Cities takes place during the French Revolution and begins,  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.

Madame DeFarge was an old woman who sat on the sidelines, always knitting and observing events. It was implied that she was somehow encoding history into her knitting – an idea I found intriguing.

 

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Tale of Two Needles 

~        (with apologies to Charles Dickens)

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Was Madame DeFarge recording events

or was she creating them

with the click-click of her needles?

The yarn she pulled

from infinity,

the scarf

destined for eternity –

and so must we

in the worst of times

knit them and pearl them

into the best.

.

(c) 1999 Betty Hayes Albright

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