Monday, September 13, 2010

Poetry Train Monday - 169 - Drawing You In

This poem was written during the 3:15 Experiment last month, just after my sister's second wedding shower, hosted by her new family-in-law.

Drawing You In

Your in-two-weeks sister-in-law
Had tears sparkling in her eyes
As you held up the
Cooking apron

All the women
In your new family
Have a handmade apron

With her thread
She draws you in
With her stitches
She binds you to her
And to all of them
Even before you say

"I do"

© Julia Smith, Aug. 30, 2010

My sister with her husband and his brothers and sisters. The sister who made the apron is second from left.

There will be lots of wedding pix for Thursday Thirteen - never fear!

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Akelamalu said...

What a lovely apron and poem. :)

Naquillity said...

love the way you weaved a poem about the apron and your sister into her new family. it's great. and the wedding pic is beautiful. the new couple looks so happy.

love the way you outlined the weddings through the years leading to your sisters. wonderful pics from past to present. have a great day.

Thomma Lyn said...

I love your poem. It evokes so strongly the joys of connecting, family bonding, shining milestones, and memories which will be forever cherished.

Travis Cody said...

That's a very homey tradition. And I enjoyed your poem about it.

gautami tripathy said...

I like the poem and want such an apron..

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