Curiosities: Knitted Bird



Poor thing.

He was a prototype

made with leftover yarn

from a new pattern

by a knitter who hadn’t used four needles in months.

He’s got holes, poor thing,

where his innards (fluffy and white they may be)

come out in little tufts.

The needles were a size too big.

No sound comes from his perfectly pointed beak,

and his feathers are not nearly as cheerful

as the bright red birds made for Christmas.

He sits and gathers dust, poor thing,

but he’s great for a quick squeeze

– a hug, if you need one.

He matches the birds on the wall,

so he’s pretty content,

poor thing.

Published by Hannah Kennedy

Hannah is an old lady at heart, with a deep love of yarn and floral patterns. She has curly hair, she is a lefty, she googles everything, and her favorite color is blue. She can usually be found reading everything from nineteenth-century fiction to modern psychology, doing yoga, dragging out chores to fit the podcast she's listening to, or watching The Office with her husband.

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