What is the theme of "My Grandmother's bed" by Edward Hirsch?
One of the themes of Edward Hirsch's "My Grandmother's Bed" is the experience of childhood. The adult speaker describes his memory of staying at his grandmother's house as a child. He reflects on the wonder he felt at sleeping on a fold-out bed with wheels, which was so different from his own bed. He recalls his grandmother's snoring, which to an adult might have been annoyance but to a child is a source of adventure; the rhythmic movements cause him to dream of sailing on the sea. He wakes up the next morning to the smell of his grandmother's cooking, which he associates with a feeling of comfort and safety. The poem illustrates that childhood is a time of rich sensory stimuli and exploration.