"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #60: Sitting With Some Old Friends

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Blog entry by frank posted 10-10-2009 03:29 AM 1390 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sitting With Some Old Friends

….sitting with some old friends,
and what is this need that shakes my be-ing,
till from the shards of my distant past,
comes the dust storm of ever present wood-chips

….these friends have sat patiently now,
as the years pass and seasons come and go,
their numbers all-ways on the increase-decrease,
but with patience and expectancy they abide

….my friends have with-stood the ages of change,
knowing that in these times-these too shall pass,
how often against the back-drop of shadow illusion,
I often feel their soul of wood starting to awake

….these my friends live on the edge of chaotic desire,
where in-spiration is the off-shoot of maverick imagination,
and I often times be-come in-tangled in their future fate,
having long ago understood the need to hear them speak

....friends as these have long ago accepted my needs of ego,
and yet they have shown me how to shape for the wood,
all the while giving me space to re-fine an art-full practice,
where wood meets the hands of one born to live a dream

....up here i am truly in the freedom of silence,
where the winds of change can buffet my soul,
far removed from the busy chatter of noisy man,
and my dreams bear wings to soar with the clouds

—-by flp


Thank you.

” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....”

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 10-10-2009 03:39 AM

Thank you, Frank.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 04:24 AM

Loveit ,Frank….........Thanks

-- Life used to be soooo much simpler!!!!

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 07:21 AM

Makes me wish I was in the solitude of the mountains away from the noisy man.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 08:23 AM

Thank you Frnk. Your insights into life are allways rewarding to share.

God Bless.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 10-10-2009 12:30 PM

Thanks Frank for your woodsman poetry. I will always enjoy it and save it to wash my soul clean. I too have felt the serenity you feel every day. Of course my times were way too short out there in that serenity. Your bud. God Bless, Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-10-2009 03:12 PM

I think you’re the poet laureate of us Lumberjocks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 10-10-2009 03:15 PM

GodSpeed to you Frank, and Thanks for these moments of insight.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 02:44 AM

Thanks Frank I needed that

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 10-12-2009 02:39 AM

Thanks again for the wise and wonderful inspiration…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 10-13-2009 02:22 AM

....and many thanks for all the comments that have been posted herein.

Now talking about mountains and….; I took this one today, from a trip and hike up in the north country. And talk about solitude, we got off the beaten track and ended up following animal paths. I was joking with my wife when I told her I’m such an animal….LOL.

More on this later in a future blog story….just thinking now, maybe the title of the story should be, ’the many wooded colors of solitude’!


-- --frank, NH,

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