Saturday, May 15, 2010

Scrap that Poetry... Challenge #16 Woman's Work

Hello Saturday (already???)! Today I'm sharing with you my last post  as a Scrap that Poetry Design Team Member. My second consecutive term has ended and I will be moving on in hopes to try to check some pages off of my own personal to-scrap list...

STP's next poem is Woman Work by Maya Angelou


I've got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
Then the chicken to fry
The baby to dry
I got company to feed
The garden to weed
I've got shirts to press
The tots to dress
The can to be cut
I gotta clean up this hut
Then see about the sick
And the cotton to pick.
Shine on me, sunshine
Rain on me, rain
Fall softly, dewdrops
And cool my brow again.
Storm, blow me from here
With your fiercest wind
Let me float across the sky
'Til I can rest again.
Fall gently, snowflakes
Cover me with white
Cold icy kisses and
Let me rest tonight.
Sun, rain, curving sky
Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone
Star shine, moon glow
You're all that I can call my own.

I took inspiration from the line "the garden to weed." I think there is no place that is more reflective of one's work than that of  a garden.  I also think that a garden could be a metaphor for many MANY things in a woman's life especially in retrospect to all of the things that grow and develop as a result of her work.

If you'd like to play along, hop on over to Scrap That Poetry's blog for the details. We'd love to see your work:)

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1 comment:

aussiescrapper said...

This is truly stunning Windy, gorgeous gorgeous work, I am sure they will miss you at the blog but I bet you are looking forward to marking off the layouts you would like to do for you. Love MElxx