Yarn Along with Orpheus and Cruella

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn AlongDSCF2655

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



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. Pleasant Street

    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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