Oftentimes when I find a creative block at the bench, I will try a different medium to get the creative juices flowing. One that arises is poetry. After writing my poems I found out my grandmother used to write poetry. I am by no means as eloquent or versed as she but, it's a great outlet for me to share some behind the scenes in my studio. Here's one I wrote about the benchpin.
So full of flaws and imperfections
With your pitted face and marred up skin
Notches in your teeth and an icy touch.
You never complain of the hard work
Holding up in the most stressful times
There is a reassurance in your presence.
Without it all, the scars and dimples
There would be nothing.
You are the reason for all the beauty
Oh, beautiful benchpin.
- Courtney A