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Blog entry by frank posted 08-02-2007 01:13 PM 877 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Visual Imagination

….so the lighting and thunder clap their hands,
a leaf falls to the ground sending forth vibrations of welcome,
an ant crawls out from under that leaf in the light of day,
and i stare just knowing that all ‘just is’ as should be….

—-from my place of silence in these wooded fields of dreams,
comes an-other much like my-self seeking repose,
after all what use is body or soul confined to theological debate,
when by the spirit one learns to do the mundane as extra-ordinary….

....what happens after lighting and thunder clap their hands?

....who answers the welcoming sound of leafy vibrations?

....when the ant crawls in light of day can he stop to pray?

....where i stare as ‘should be’ can interfere with all i am!

The figures I see, are what remains of those who like me have slumbered in the wood, waiting and sweating away their ages in the aroma of ether, till one day their comes an ancient one walking by….who calls out and awakens the grain of likened images, to arise and come forth….this is your new day!

....and if i had to make a choice be-tween the art of; visual seeing or visual imagination, the one to hold onto and the other to give up….i would ask for the freedom of visual imagination, rather then to be held captive within the confines of visual seeing….

....all who have come before me,
bear witness to the waunderings of such as i am,
and in their want to up-hold the ways of ageless time,
a gift was created called grace-full in-spired imagination

Windows of opened heavens and so the question must be asked….how far can you see….

....from the fields of wooded gain, where one goes to work and play….there yet remains those who having gone out in the early light of morning dawn, have yet to re-turn from fields of the gods….

....wood, metal, heaven…..or….heaven, metal, wood, who dictates you way of seeing this ‘joinery’ and can you break from habits of the past, those stories other’s have told that so fill the grey matter of your head….can you break from traditions of past, unstrap your feet from the boot leather that holds you down and cast your eye into the all that lies before you….yes, go and taste, for all is yours…. is….

....these know where beauty is found….

....and some know the taste of beauty….

....will you pass beauty by, or stop and dare to to turn me over…. delights in one who stops to touch, taste and after looking can you still feel my beauty….

Thank you.

”....wood ‘just is’, it takes not an-other’s way, is not given to strife for gain, and is one who enjoys showing it’s delight-full characters of ‘wood art’….”

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 08-02-2007 01:55 PM

you have an eye for beauty and find it everywhere!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 08-02-2007 04:36 PM

Frank…you really need to put all of these blogs into a book. You have written some great things that others need to read. You are a daily inspiration.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#3 posted 08-02-2007 10:54 PM

Yes, I can, I do and I will.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 08-03-2007 03:53 AM

Hi Ron;
—-great words there you have said! ”Yes, I can, I do and I will.

One of the laws of increase states; ‘as a man thinks, so is he’ and this is one I practice by the moment. I have a small blackboard by one of our phones in the kitchen and on there I have wrote these words….I CAN DO !

—-I start my day with YES
—-I give thanks that I CAN
—-my day follows as I DO
—-and at the end of day i again give thanks that morning comes again and I WILL....!!!

Thank you for stopping by….

-- --frank, NH,

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#5 posted 08-03-2007 04:45 AM

Hi Greg;
—-and now you’ve really got me laughing….how many stories, how many blogs and then I have to go and find a way to market these expressions of mine….

I really do thank you for what you’ve said, I just don’t know how to market that also with the time in one day….24 hours, although in the winter I do manage to squeeze 25 hours into a day. No, I’m not going to tell that story yet, so I’ll just have to keep you guessing.

And if you want a book, well go and print these blog stories off….I just looked and I have 173 blog stories here and if after all that….and one wants to feel like they’ve bought a book, well contact me and I’ll print them, bind them and sell them….but why when you can read for free. Well maybeeeee someeedayyyyy, I’ll get that book out!....’LOL’....trouble is I have more then one book in me.

Now here’s what really and seriously troubles me about writing and selling a book, writing as I tell folks is like when you cut your finger with a gouge….the blood flows, you don’t have to work at getting the blood to flow and if there is work involved….it’s getting the blood to stop flowing. The same goes for writing with me, as soon as I pick up a pencil or put my fingers to the keyboard, the words start to flow and many have said I sound like such and such or who’s who….couldn’t tell you though as I never have studied writing and I never copy an-other man//women in my writing or ‘wood art’ ‘just is’.....

Now yes, the ‘wood art’ is for sale and that comes from inside me just as these words do….but there is a difference, wood is a living being, but words are life! The words just flow from my inner most being, and what would happen if I was to sell those words for profit when they are so freely given to me. I have found that when I freely give, I can never out-give as there is daily more and more that comes my way….and so I give….

Still if you or anyone has any ideas or knows someone who is willing to market my words, yes I am open. By the way, why not just pass my words on to other’s you come into contact with or print some off and post them around your town….libraries and such and who knows, maybe some-day you’ll be able to say; “Hey I knew that guy when….

Thank you Greg for your kind words that you have said here!

-- --frank, NH,

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#6 posted 08-03-2007 04:52 AM

—-just thinking about that 173 blog posts here….seems like it was only yesterday when I passed 100….oh well….


-- --frank, NH,

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#7 posted 08-03-2007 01:27 PM

Hi Frank;

You have a magnificent way of expressing your inner most thoughts and feelings. I understand your concern about taking a gift and commercialising it.

That flow may stop under the imposed conditions, as they are not forced out, but flow out.

If a client were to say, ” go build me something beautiful, it would have a negative impact on my creativity.

Much like ruining a perfectly good girlfriend by marrying her! (sorry, don’t know where that came from). It just flowed out. LOL

Anyway, a most beautiful writting, and making a book out of completed thoughts, as opposed to thoughts
yet to be realized, would make for an excellent book.



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 08-03-2007 04:11 PM

of course you ruin a perfectly good girlfriend by marrying her—she then becomes a perfect wife !! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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