Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Poetry and UFOs

"We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for I do not know." ~W.H. Auden

Auden is one of my favorite poets, even though his poems are usually about the flaws in humanity, they always offer a possibility of hope and emphasize the importance of love. One of my favorite poems is September 1, 1939, which he wrote in 1939 on the outbreak of WWII.

On to more mundane things...

These cuffs have been in progress for months. I found them in the little plastic box where I stored them with the beads, Dorset buttons, etc. I was using. It took a while to locate the box, but determination led me through the chaos.
I'm trying to identify as many WIPs and UFOs as I can, and then determine a way to order them so that at least they receive occasional work.


  1. This poem was introduced to me by a former co-worker at a staff meeting on September 11 some years ago. he was a good comrade where I worked...unfortunately he took his own life last year and did not leave behind a note...totally out of character and no identified illness or depression. My memories of him are good so thank you for linking to the poem.

  2. karoda - Auden wrote a wonderful book of essays on art and poetry called The Dyer's Hand. It would interest you in so many ways with your love of art and poetry and your lovely hand-dyed art cloth!

  3. I am finding your embroidery so inspiring....I think I'll check out a book or two from the library next time I go!

    speaking of inspiration, that auden he's another one....

  4. kimy - Thanks! I'm enjoying the embroidery. Auden has so many succinct, quotable lines, doesn't he?


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