To My Sewing Machine
You may not look like much,
But the unseen potential is
There are no limitations or rules.
No promises of success but the promise to learn
is always guaranteed.
Endless creative dreams and wonders
And you are able to make them come true.
Sliding the thread on a spool pin,
Weaving it in and out of the gears of creativity.
Finally fishing the bobbin thread from the unknown,
We are unstoppable.
I gently press on the foot pedal
And like a car you are excited to go
always getting me to where I need to go.
Getting lost for hours
Nothing can amount to you
For you are one in a million
And I thank you.
We sat waiting for the ortho and she said, "Mom what do you know about odes?" I had to think for a bit and realized I really only knew it was form of poetry. She shared she could write an ode for extra credit for AP Literature. I decided to pass the time we should do some research but really that we meant was I. I got out my notebook and started writing a list; lyric poem, moderate length, serious subject, and elevated style with word choice. I also found out odes explore aspects of the thing being praised, making keen observations, and personification. An ode essentially celebrates a person, place, thing or idea. I suggested she write an ode to her missing adult tooth, her implant that's in process, or the quarter braces we were putting back on her teeth to fix a problem she has. She chose her true passion, celebrating what brings her joy. I'm happy to have been part of the writing research.
Thank you Karen at Karen Edmisten (The Blog with the Shockingly Clever Title) is hosting Poetry Friday this week. Enjoy!