WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #57: Living in a WoodDream of Color

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Blog entry by frank posted 10-15-2009 08:10 AM 1646 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Living in a WoodDream of Color

….living in a wood dream,
against back-drops of color,
mt. washington sings
—-by flp

….how often my walks be-come lost in a dream with-out,
where all that goes on in my back-yard around the farm,
is much the same such stagnate matter as what’s in my head,
and the ill’s of time can start to bog me down in stereotype

….remembering a time when i sold my soul-full designs,
to the highest bidder in the wood-jams of ‘who’s on first’,
how i over-came that one is an-other story that still goes on,
what matters now is more about where i stand at end of day

….how to be healthy, wealthy and wise occupied most my time,
and i sold my soul daily in those temples of merchant ex-change,
never under-standing why my soul raged in-side with so much fury,
i worked the wood but my loss was in not understanding the wood

….sure we write books and study wood while listening to other’s,
back then i was needy to the fact that wood has a need to express,
so before I lose any-one who has been reading this story up till now,
let me say it once again—-’that wood has a need to express it-self ’

….expressing one’s-self is not the need to have approval of other’s,
as many great works of art have fallen by the way-side with-out note,
just as great in-deed are those hands of artist’s who failed at exposure,
while reaping the various kinds of vulnerability at the hands of other’s

….there came a time when i heard the sounds of wood living my dream,
far removed from the classic names that are give-in to furniture of design,
how often I have noted that we fail when we fail to create after our heart,
and failure to create after one’s heart is the tragedy of abortive conception

….wood talks and begs to forth-tell a picture-story of eminence and beauty,
but the ears of man have be-come dull of hearing trading in other’s dreams,
have we lost in-sight that the wood is the artist and we are the art in process,
where i am the imaged one greeting this landscape of art-full wood color
—-by flp

So lets take a waundering-walk-about such as I took earlier this week and by doing
so, shall we use our imagination to reap forth a bounty of color? I took these while on a hike
going up north, into the north country….and yes, I will stop talking and let the pictures come
forth as actors on the stage of life….

….not all who waunder are lost….

….while getting lost is not the worst act of man….

….since some fail by never getting lost….

….and as I walked, my way be-came very clear in-deed….

….just as the beauty before me laid waste to my mundane….

….no-more be-ing satisfied with playing spectator….

….I be-came one with-in the land-scape….


….turning for home….

….I followed a new way….

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 11:32 AM

Frank, your road goes ever on and on. Thanks for allowing us to join you on your waundering.

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

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 01:45 PM

Nature fuel for the soul…nice work Frank.

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 02:22 PM

Nature’s unparalleled beauty.

Than you, Frank.

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

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 02:34 PM

Thank you Frank for taking us along. So beautiful, solitude, enriched by color, imagination running wild. Wild.

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

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 03:54 PM

Beautifully written! With some incredible pictures. Thanks for making my morning more meaningful.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 04:15 PM

Views like these make life good!

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#7 posted 10-15-2009 08:25 PM

The value of getting lost isn’t limited to the natural environment...

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#8 posted 10-15-2009 08:32 PM

Such beautiful landscape no wonder your poems sing like the wind and trees franks you are very lucky to live in such wonderfull surroundings

thanks for such thoughtful words


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 12:27 AM

Thanks Frank! Appreciate the home-sytle scenes. And…I hope you did not have to scale that roack face to get home….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#10 posted 10-16-2009 03:05 AM

I look forward to Thursdays. Thank you Frank.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#11 posted 10-16-2009 05:31 AM

Thanks for the woodland tour. A tryly beautiful place you wander around.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 10-16-2009 06:04 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-16-2009 06:20 AM

Awesome…love those beautiful pictures of fall….what a great path to wander – it definitely displays the colors of fall….another rotation is upon us…

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

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