The Poet Dreams of the Mountain by Kat Riddell

The Poet Dreams of the Mountain

Knitting
January 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 11 - 8.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
47in/119.5cm across and 22.5in/57cm deep
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“The Poet Dreams of the Mountain” by Mary Oliver

Sometimes I grow weary of the days with all their fits and starts.
I want to climb some old grey mountain, slowly taking
The rest of my life to do it, resting often, sleeping
Under the pines or, above them, on the unclothed rocks.
I want to see how many stars are still in the sky
That we have smothered for years now, forgiving it all,
And peaceful, knowing the last thing there is to know.
All that urgency! Not what the earth is about!
How silent the trees, their poetry being of themselves only.
I want to take slow steps, and think appropriate thoughts.
In ten thousand years, maybe, a piece of the mountain will fall.

The Poet Dreams of the Mountain is worked sideways in 1x1 rib and a ribbed lace pattern. Knit in bulky-weight yarn, this shawl knits up quick, so you have time to get back outside to the mountains, the plains, or even just the dog park.

Lace pattern is both charted and written out.