At Popham Beach
Haze of wave spume towards Small Point,
Seguin Island Light like a whale's spout—
maybe life washes itself here, cools off.
It never comes clean. See all the sails up
and full in the windy parade of skin
and sand and brine. Soon the rocks will pluck
each wave's feathers. Soon the beach
like the moon, waning, will be 1/8th its size.
Somewhere else—maybe Ireland—the tide
will bottom out then. For now the sun
blesses the bodies at home in theirs,
and those less so, to ruin and ruin's aftermath—
whatever that is—and the waves rolling in,
little snowplows, nimbus in miniature; how
the beach fishhooks east, one child—
is that mine, or some spirit I was one more
usher of?—face up, arms and legs
scraping a temporary angel in the sand.
Still in Maine, though it is our last week here. Sigh. Difficult to leave, but I do love my little house in the Hartland hemlocks.
|Spunky Eclectic "Little Fishes" Merino Top 2-ply|
|Spunky Eclectic "Robin Red Breast" Gotland fiber|
Just began spinning, for a fingering weight, the May 2012 Spunky shipment - "Big Bang". Man, this is lovely BFL top. The colors are to die for. So lustrous, too. I'm catching up to you, Spunky Club!!! "Only" May, June, and July shipments to do. But then comes the August 2012 shipment...and then school begins and spinning time disappears...if I've got to have a problem, that's a pretty good problem to have.
|Spunky's "Big Bang" Blue-Faced Leicester Top fiber - yum!|
I'm actually using some of my handspun this summer - knitting up a quick, bulky garter stitch scarf using Frabjous Fibers' "Stained Glass" merino - spun during the winter of 2010. Size 11 needles. Easy pattern. Graceful Shawl.
|"Graceful" Shawl using bulky handspun|
|Cookie A's "Elm" Sock #1 for Zig|
Now it's off to the beach for some sun, reading, and knitting. More later...