the washing line two-step

two steps sideways
place basket
stoop, choose sheet
stand
raise arms
pull sheet tight by top corners

snap in the wind
removing creases

snap one more time
for the sound and the fresh clean white joy of it

to the right, lean
hold the corner to the line
fold the corner over
transfer hold to the left hand
remove a peg from the line with the right
place peg firmly over the corner

to the left, lean
hold the corner to the line
fold the corner over
hold with the left hand
remove a peg from the line with the right
place peg firmly over the corner

smooth to the bottom corners
tug lightly
step back
admire
step forward
stoop
lift basket
repeat

the washing line two-step

nadine henley

Joined March 2009

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Artist's Description

this started off as just a bit of fun, testing that our new group Wash Day is accepting writings

(- it worked! – our group now has a Writing section so please get out those pens and paint some word pictures for us too)

but the more I tried to visualise this, the more clearly the vision of my mum leaped out of the page, her movements specific and precise.

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