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The Nightgown Shapeshifters


Flannel on the clothesline

Sheds the dusty coat

Gathered in the fabric store,

All those tiny motes.

Filtered sunlight and a breeze

Scent of cedar from the trees.


Quickly! No one’s looking now.

Let them stand and wonder how

The seamstress waves her magic wand.

Of nightgowns she is very fond.

Scrunch together, stretch again,

And two new shapes, now remain.


Shapeshifters, you can take a bow,

And sleep in cozy dreamland  now.

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

32 thoughts on “The Nightgown Shapeshifters

  1. OH..Sleepy Hollow comes to mind!


  2. Wow, you are quite a wizard! Those nightgowns look very comfy and cozy!

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  3. They smell so much better than a drier!!

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  4. Which one of them is yours? They look like sweet dreams nighties.

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  5. That’s like a magic trick! 🙂

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  6. LOL! Those look so cozy, Anneli!

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  7. Aw! Love the poem and the nighties.

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  8. Haha. I see a fantasy novel in my head … or a children’s book. 🙂

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  9. Storybook quality to your poem, very nice!

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  10. Beautiful work, Anne. You sound like my dear mom was; always sewing something for us. 🙂

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  11. What a charming post. I had no idea that was coming! What a clever idea to structure the post with the photos and the poem like that!

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  12. The nightgowns magically appear on the clothes line, abracadabra *. If it was that easy we’d all have a snoogy flannel nightgown, scented with cedar and fresh air. The poem is the perfect embellishment . LIKE IT, *****

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  13. This was written so cleverly and I loved the transformation! Anneli, my Mom liked to make homemade clothes. I learned how to sew and my best products were a skirt and jacket lined with the silky material, probably not silk. 🙂 such a long time ago. . .

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  14. Yes, we certainly were blessed and often I hem my pants since I am short and my girls could do it, they did sew projects for 4H and Girl Scouts, as well as at least one Home Ec class apiece, but I am the one who hems their pants and dresses, Anneli. Our mothers taught us much, not taken for granted, that is for sure. Love, Robin xo

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