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Ode to My Socks Study Guide & Plot Summary

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"Ode to My Socks"

Maru Mori brought me a pair of socks knitted with her
own shepherd's hands, two socks soft as rabbits. I
slipped my feet into them as if into jewel cases woven
with threads of dusk and sheep's wool.

Audacious socks, my feet became two woolen fish
two long gangly sharks of lapis blue shot with a
golden thread, two mammoth blackbirds, two cannons,
thus honored were my feet honored by these
celestial socks. They were so beautiful that for the
first time my feet seemed unacceptable to me, two
tired old fire fighters not worthy of the woven fire, of
those luminous socks.

Nonetheless I resisted the strong temptation to save
them the way schoolboys bottle fireflies, the way
scholars hoard sacred documents. I resisted the wild
impulse to place them in a cage of gold and daily feed
them birdseed and rosy melon...

















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