"Tree Peaching" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 05-22-2007 01:59 PM 1166 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tree Peaching

”....and so i went walking for a trial at finding my pace”,
there i go again even now as i push these covers back,
looking outside my window i feel the vibrations rolling off your face,
till in the essence of the moment i am gripped by the reality of drooling yack….

—-it’s better now since in the morning’s light of my firebird day,
i can go off into the woodlands that surround my empyrean sphere,
consistently verbed i am within this vault of heavenly disarray,
where tree peaching fore warms the dawns awakening of glee-full cheer….

—-empyrean aplomb peaching heavenly rhythms of rhyme,
where miestro’s of symbolic symphonies record the daily pitch,
and i am lost within this mime of daily controverted time,
playing the part of a soul-full spirit creating ‘wood art’ ento-niche….

—-crapulous intemperance of marketing musketeer’s,
has taken my forests for truck loads of pulp wood diet,
and gluttons of fast food wood stores walk as gawking sightseers,
till from this night-fright of last night i awaken to sounds of quite….

—-this rambulous of warning has taken effect upon my being,
and so i travel far and wide looking for wood to re-use,
while all-so knowing that the ancients of old are living forests of wellbeing,
and from their heartwood is found the good news for a recluse….

....”all is yours, take what you will, only use what you take”....

....looking to see what I can see…. the heart of a tree....

Thank you.

"....and so i slipped the bark back on and went in search of the soul of my tree, where spirits such as i ride wild, hard and free...."

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 05-22-2007 02:29 PM

Beautiful tree. What kind is it?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 05-22-2007 03:39 PM

Frank, Bess You and Thank You!

Is this a Crabapple tree?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 05-22-2007 04:57 PM

makes me want to spend my entire day outside, savouring my surroundings, and getting nothing else done in my day. But my soul will be happy!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 05-22-2007 05:46 PM

I always enjoy your poetry Frank….always requires some thought and I usually add to my lexicon. Today’s new words were empyrean and crapulous….I’m going to be looking for opportunities to use them…crapulous especially….good word.

My cherry tree just finished blooming…..I was outside yesterday when a stiff gust blew through…looked like it was snowing cherry blossoms.

On another note….did you notice a lack of bees on that tree Frank. I’ve heard a lot about the problems with honeybees…30-60% hive deaths but from what I can see it’s even worse. My cherry tree is usually humming (literally) with bees. This year there were only a few strays here and there. Made me think of Rachel Carsons “Silent Spring”

-- Bob

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#5 posted 05-22-2007 06:25 PM

And this reminds me of Isaiah 55:12

”For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 05-22-2007 06:46 PM

Flowering crab?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 05-23-2007 12:58 PM

Hello everyone;
....and thank you all for your comments!

The picture of the tree is what we call an ‘ornamental flowering crabapple’ and as to the exact species I will have to say….unknown. The berries produced are quite small, but are a big favorite with the birds. We originally had a ‘stanley plum’ planted here in this spot but lost that tree so this one is filling the gap.

—-on another note:
Bob; we have been noticing a lack of bees up around here also, even more so over a time period of a few years now. Some say this may be due to more mites and then there is also the long rainy seasons we have been experiencing over the past couple of years which can lead to a lack of pollen flow. Also I have been following what has been called “Colony Collapse Disorder” as we have experienced the loss of hives ourselves. We used to do a few hives, but have stopped, since two years ago when we just could not get our hives through the winter….or upon examining them in the springtime….no bees. We are still getting good pollination though, since the bumble bees have stepped in and I have over the last couple of years noticed an increase in their abundance of presence.

Everything is always changing around here just as we seem to be getting a lot more of ground wasps in our fields….kind of makes you watch where you are walking, and then I have over the past couple of years also noticed that these are coming closer to our house and gardens near the house.

....and here’s a picture of one of our finest, the friendly bumblebee….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#8 posted 05-24-2007 08:09 AM

Thanks, Frank!
Living in SE Arizona, I sometimes forget what a real grove of trees look like! Too sad, but true. We have native mesquites, here, but you dull your blades real quick working with them! And the occassional ironwood. (Don’t even consider doing anything with them!) I am considering making myself a cane out of Mesquite. I have several trees on my property, and they should prove strong enough to support me in my walking.

Beutiful poem and pictures. Keep them coming!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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