Yarn Along with Orpheus and Cruella

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Ginny asks us to share what we are making and the book we are reading.

I don’t seem to read books anymore but I do listen to the radio as I knit, sew, or crochet and whilst knitting a new Cruella Deville Hat/Wig as an order for Halloween,(you can find a pattern here) I have just listened to the BBC Radio 4’s play: Orpheus and Eurydice, a modern take on the mythical story.

Such a moving expression of the way grief can feel and the kind of madness it can take us to.

As some of you know, there have been a few deaths in our family, each one brings reminders of the ones before, so many mixed emotions. After listening to the play this poem just seemed to write itself:

After Orpheus

*

When difficulty goes

One remembers the good

The void is filled

Without effort

*

The songs, the sounds

The sights, the scents

Waft in and out

In random shuffle

*

Loss is deep

Gain is there but distant

It takes a while to settle

Each of us alone in our experience

*

The ground shifts

Where has normal gone

Time, friendship and the love of living

Bring us back together

*

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15 responses to “Yarn Along with Orpheus and Cruella

  1. This is great from my Sister. We have had more than our share of deaths but I hold on to time, friendship and the love of living – we have to do that – and I also hold on Dondi’s understanding and honesty x

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  2. I was so sad to read about all your loss. Your poem is just beautiful

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  3. You have taken the words right from my heart (and many others I’m sure). Beautiful. And the Cruella hat/wig is adorable. 🙂

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  4. Lovely poem. So full of true feelings.
    Your “wig” is cute!

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  5. Another kind of empty. You are getting good you know.

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  6. Now that’s nice and original 👌👍

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