Tie a map of Africa soon,
and Crimea, tie a butterfly,
Mosque and cypress. From the factory
Swifts will deliver the yarn in an instant.
They were also connected
crochet, perhaps, but about that
don’t tell them. We owe them
for a beautifully tied maple.
Knit your floral ornament,
peonies warm light,
daffodils, roses, expressive
the color of your eyes — from these lines.
Poles knit high-voltage,
and the clouds and the sound of the waves,
and other resort places, and all the reserves of the country …
What can you crochet and knit?