Woolen Warm #1

I hope the day

woolen warm

a hot cup of God, wrapped by weathered raw hands that have been out in the world.


I hope the day

silent as night

cosmos guiding blazing truth and something glistening pure


I hope the day

woodsmoke scents

cords of promise piled at open hearts, gathering gathering gathering in


I hope the day

succulent Spirit

anointing slips upon the sweet baby’s head bringing peace with each gulp of life


I hope the day



(This writing was inspired by the two phrases “I hope the day” and “hot cup of God” which originated with amybot and emmabot on facebook)

photo credit: amysgr, my holiday door at the seminary, with woolen mitts knitted by Monica Rice


2 thoughts on “Woolen Warm #1

  1. This is beautiful Amy.

    Random note on the term woolen. There’s a gradient of types of yarns that can be spun from being true Woolen to true Worsted. When sheepswool is carded on hand cards (think two big metal dog brushes) into a flat sheet and then rolled up and spun with one hand controlling all of the twist, it’s woolen. Those yarns are fluffy, fuzzy, springy, and energetic. Both because of the resulting yarn and because of the comfort of using just one hand to spin, not trying to control every inch of the yarn, this type of yarn spells comfort to me.
    Worsted yarns are spun from wool that has been combed and aligned perfectly on wool combs that look like midevil weapons. The yarn is then spun with one hand drafting out the fibers and the other hand smoothing out the twist, making for a very silky luxurious yarn that drapes delightfully.

  2. I could write a whole poem on your yarny response! I love the well spoken expertise about woolen and worsted. And medieval weaponry. 🙂

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