The Maker: Poems about objects
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Have you ever stopped to take notice of how your toaster makes toast or wondered about how the coffee maker makes coffee?
The behavior of our modern amenities, these "makers of modern convenience," can be quite captivating to a writer. An inanimate object can initiate a conversation with us in a way. As writers, we can take a common comfort that we might take for granted at times, and allow it to tell its story across our page. These objects do the work for us. It's really quite fascinating to witness the work first mechanically and then to imagine it in a humanistic way. It is something worth noticing and even writing about. So here's to "the makers" of this world. May their story somehow find its way to your page.
Invitation to Write:
Who are what are the makers of this world (both real and unreal) that deserve your appreciation or bring you pleasure? Spend some time noticing and observing these makers. Make note of their physical characteristics. Now give them a human-like quality. Try to get them talking. What would they say? What makes them tick?
10/6/2017 07:00:53 am
Cheers to the maker in the morning! Objects have often inspired my poems, but I haven't focused on those that create our modern conveniences. Now my mind is percolating like the coffee!
10/6/2017 01:08:48 pm
Ahhhhhhh. This is a keeper. I have come to keep my coffee habit almost sacred. Especially during the school year. The practice of making and waiting and finally savoring is kinda ritualistic for me. And, I do love being the only one awake to enjoy it. I'll share. But, time alone with a warm cup and a keyboard is heaven. Great poem.
Mary Lee Hahn
10/7/2017 03:33:34 am
Love the idea of personifying all the objects that make our own personal worlds a better place! What would the can opener say?
10/7/2017 08:02:51 am
I remember those old percolators we had to put on a burner, wait and wait. It is nice to have the coffee ready. I also think how wonderful it is that someone invented the sewing machine. Hand-sewing a long time ago was so laborious! Fun to read that "tip me over and pour"!
10/7/2017 08:32:10 am
The personification of objects or things that we perceive as not living is a favorite strategy of mine. I can't wait to offer "the maker" to my students... it's so much fun to watch things come to life with words.
10/9/2017 03:20:13 pm
''The Maker" ah so important to so many, and there are so many other makers' that are important to all of us. Lovely tribute to these objects of convenience that keep us all going Kiesha, thanks! I'm especially appreciative of alarm clocks, phones to keep me going and doing what I need to do–perhaps I'll ponder this maker into a poem sometime.
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Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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