~Revive the Bobbin~

There is a gentle humming coming from above
a sweet rhythmic melody like the heartbeat of love
supported by the thrumming of the wheel in it’s glove
and the soft oiled clacking of the bobbin

The threads of life are woven into fabrics that we bear
stitched of necessity with ornaments of flare
warn with pride and gratitude the world will see the care
dictated by the rhythm of the bobbin

Years roll by, the days revolve, the bobbin counts them all
baby garb, school dungarees, the gown for the first ball
now the black is needed as the bells ring for the pall
and sorrow fills the silence of the bobbin

Look we found it hidden under dust and crates of old
’neath dirty attic window in the house that had turned cold
anticipate the splendour as the banner shouts out “Sold”
and you wonder if there’s life still in the bobbin

One gentle afternoon
as you hum a wordless tune
in the little attic room
revive the bobbin


~Revive the Bobbin~


Frankston, Australia

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*_It’s been a bit long between drinks I know, but I am so happy to discover that my gift of poetry has returned_ Ü

The stunning RC deWinter posted this gorgeous work

Silent Sewing Room

and the words flowed again!
Thank you!* ♥

One day once people looked at this and wondered “Whatever was it for?”
One day to come people will look at this machine and wonder “Whatever was it for?”

and yet for the period it was in use
- families were dressed well on not much income
- women were productive to supplement the family’s income
- and this machine was rarely idle!
Will it ever come back into vogue?

(home sewing that is)


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♥☼ THANK YOU!!!! ☼♥

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