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Men Knitting

after Lorca


The men are hard at it, knitting
hats scarves and gloves
for a blood wedding.  

Prolonged engagement: sitting
in hired rooms; push and shove.
The men are hard at it, knitting

the same pattern; no quitting,
inexorably the cord rises above
for a blood wedding

to end all seasons; as hard-hitting
comrades line up like collared doves.
The men are hard at it, knitting

by firesides and bonfires spitting
hot confetti: making the most of
'A Blood Wedding'.

While up the road, they're fitting
fresh coils of razor wool, with love.
Blood wedding, the men are hard at it
knitting ...


Pete Mullineaux

A Father's Day
Salmon Poetry


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