Monday, November 12, 2007

Liando lana - Winding wool

En dias como el de hoy grises y con frio, no se porque pero me apetece leer poesia. Y buscando he encontrado esto muy apropiado para tejedoras.

Winding Wool
by Robert Service

She'd bring to me a skein of wool
And beg me to hold out my hands;
so on my pipe I cease to pull
And watch her twine the shining strands
Into a ball so snug and neat,
Perchance a pair of socks to knit
To comfort my unworthy feet,
Or pullover my girth to fit.

As to the winding I would sway,
A poem in my head would sing,
And I would watch in dreamy way
The bright yarn swiftly slendering.
The best I liked were coloured strands
I let my pensive pipe grow cool . . .
Two active and two passive hands,
So busy winding shining wool.

Alas! Two of those hands are cold,
And in these days of wrath and wrong,
I am so wearyful and old,
I wonder if I've lived too long.
So in my loneliness I sit
And dream of sweet domestic rule . . .
When gentle women used to knit,
And men were happy winding wool.


Cannnela said...

Me gusta mucho :)
Creo que se lo pasaré a mi compañero de ovillos para que lo lea mientras ovillamos y no se queje tanto.

marujims said...

hola maya: tengo una lana inglesa que me trajeron desde irlanda pero como es algo gruesa no se que tejer a ver si tu tienes alguna idea de como para que la usan por alla he intentado varias bufandas pero no me gusta mucho como quedan es ALPINE de stylecraft

marujims said...

y tu e mail ?

marujims said...

el mio

Lía said...

Precioso ;)