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Saturday, June 30, 2012

BUTTON

Sold at EcoCraftSupply.com

Buttons, Ribbons, Marbles, and Yarn
Under the window, my socks to be darned
Trinkets and tablets, books by the score
Thread on spools, pins, needles galore 
On worktables and ironing board, she pressed and she tore
Nothing was missing from Mom's sewing store.


An acrostic poem to follow up the "square" poem. I usually think these are doggerel but I like the idea of pulling up all those colors for the prompt "button" today at Poetics @d'VersePoetsPub hosted by my good friend Brian Miller

© Gay Reiser Cannon * 2012 * All Rights Reserved


24 comments:

  1. smiles....thanks for joining in gay...that is a really cool button you have selected there...my mom def had buttons that fit all occassions when we needed...or could fix things surely...i figured it was part of the magic of moms...

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  2. Oh couldn't resist. This is really for my daughter who loves to sew and does it so well. She has a "sewing room" that would be the envy of any coutourier. Just the thread stand is mesmerizing. My grandmother sewed, my mother didn't, I learned late but have done a lot especially handwork in my life, and it's my daughter's passion.

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  3. Beautiful button. I've always been fascinated by the intricate ones. I know; I'm weird!
    I like the poem, too!

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  4. Ah yes, my mother had all those sewing supplies too. So many mothers / grandmothers seemed to. Me, just needle and thread for simple tasks. I enjoyed your poem.

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  5. Love acrostics - good one :)

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  6. It's nice to unbutton the poetry once in awhile--I like it, Gay. And sewing paraphernalia can make a very evocative, beautiful display.

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  7. an acrostic rhyme!!! so cute...it's like a fairy tale; that is would be great for kids, or as a jump rope "song"

    3 radio button senryu

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  8. I'd love to see that room as I'm undone by large displays of color. I enjoyed your acrostic fun; I think sillyness is an excellent way to kindle (or display as you do here) artistry!

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  9. This reminded me of a little charm or children's rhyme. It also reminded me of the times that I watched my grandmother sew, especially darning socks. Amazing to think how long socks could last then. I was always fascinated by the sewing station or machine that my grandmother had. The thimbles and sewing spools were endlessly enchanting. Lovely poem to remember such fabulous charms by.

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  10. Nice form Gay ~ I am envious of women who have a sewing toolkit and room ~ I wish I can have the time to sew but I don't ~ Happy day to you ~

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  11. I adore Acrostic form poems and the whimsical harmony of this one in particular captured me. Lovely ~ Rose

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  12. Great little acrostic, Gay...took me back to childhood watching my mum sew. Nice picture you painted.

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  13. somehow when i saw that beautiful button and read about your mom, i suddenly knew what i like most about buttons..and this is that most of them are not that special and sophisticated but in a very reliable and unobtrusive manner do what they're supposed to do...holding things together...just like moms do.. a lovely piece gay..thank you

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  14. Very nice rhyme. I remember my grandmother sewing table and things, very organized like this as well. :)

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  15. I like both the simplicity and the beauty of this.

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  16. I like this so much, so full of heart and a wonderful acrostic. Just perfect!

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  17. I'm not crazy about acrostics but love yours - rhymes, has great rhythm and tells a story (reminds me of my mom too, a bonus).

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  18. Not doggerel here - so charming! Just charming - and fits the subject so well, a collections of bits and pieces that somehow is all straight and buttoned up, or to make things button up. Works just wonderfully. k.

    PS - thanks for your kind words. k.

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  19. Nice work with a form that, as you said, often leaves one dissatisfied. I think it worked to your advantage here. I, too, turned to Mom's sewing box and buttons for inspiration for this prompt--it was great to see a different take up here.

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  20. I like this and loved the trip right back to my mother's sewing corner.

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  21. Now that's my kind of acrostic, Gay! Love it!!

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  22. I just love this, Gay. Something about a fabric store...probably color and texture...just makes me tingle. And I'm pathetic with a needle and thread for the most part! Thanks for showing up for the book launch. :0)

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  23. Love your button acrostic, Gay. I learned to sew as a young teenager...the photo of the very cool button caught my attention.

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