the sound of making

What sound
do you hear
when you are

When you sit down to create
do you hear a podcast?
some music?
an audio book?

None of these
are really
the sound of making.
The sound of making is quieter.

The whir whir whir
of sewing machine
and occasional ting
of pins dropped into a pile.

The swish
and maybe squeak
of shears slicing
through fabric.

The steady click
as fingers maneuver
needles knitting
yards of yarn.

Or even near-silence
as thimbles guide
needle and thread
up and down.

Listen to the sound of making.

Listen series:

part one // part two // part three