30 comments on “The Altar

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Brilliant title for this piece…cold feet – the alter…..a sweet poem

  2. J. M. Lilin says:

    Oh, I loved the ending. It made my heart flutter. Brilliant job.

  3. wardah says:

    This is beautiful! I love how you repeated “Yarn and needles / Needles and yarn.” Well penned!!

    • bejamin4 says:

      Thanks. Glad you picked up on that bit of repetition. It was intended to give a bit of the feeling of knitting, as there is a redundancy and rhythm to it, a back and forth. Thanks again!

  4. Kally says:

    Love this piece. So unique!

  5. Lia says:

    This is really foot-warming and so sweet… but I’d say we’re in marriage forecast trouble if we have to wonder if our mate will get cold feet. Awesome YouTube vids out there to learn how to knit though! ;)). Like someone else commented here I loved the repetition in those lines. 😊👌

    • bejamin4 says:

      Haha. Thanks. “Foot-warming”: exactly. You’re very clever. You might be right. But let’s hope for warm weather for all newlyweds. Maybe I’ll try those videos. You knit?

      • Lia says:

        “let’s hope for warm weather for all newlyweds” – how lovely is that?! Makes me smile. Thanks for the kind words and yes, I knit… and I did have to learn from books and vids since although my mom was an amazing textiles (hobby) artist, she did not like knitting, only crochet. But I wanted to be like those grannies in the cartoons with the two needles not just one haha.

      • bejamin4 says:

        Haha. Well, that’s awesome. Knitting is underappreciated. I wish I could do it, but for blankets. And you’re welcome.

  6. uzzawal1911 says:

    Well written Benjamin! You have an amazing way with the words. 🙌

  7. judeitakali says:

    Such raw honest depth in this

  8. V.J. Knutson says:

    Love this. Entering into something new, making that commitment, does feel a bit like juggling an unknown entity – you know the potential is there, if only you can figure out how to make it work.

  9. Short , to the point… very clever writing. Happens to many couples I guess 😊👌

  10. scifihammy says:

    haha Love this 😀

  11. Katy Claire says:

    This is so sweet. I love how you have crafted this, Benjamin!

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