"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #75: Burl On A Spit

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Burl On A Spit

….wood can out-tell tales,
skewered through i ringed my heart,
two sides of my-self
—by flp


….these are the tales that the ancients brought to me out of wood,
back in the forests of yester-year that lean towards future-year,
i learned to sit in silence and gather from the trees of their wisdom,
but what good is wisdom if there are none to hear the words spoken,
so with that in mind i will speak forth what was spoken to me

….two tales spoken and yet one wood burl i found in the woods,
as to residence i will let the burls place of rest be un-spoken now,
why should i take away from the trust that was formed when we met,
but in re-turn i shall yet give forth a lyric if any have ears to hear words,
i only sat and gathered the tale while the genius of genus is the wood
—by flp


These next two stories shall come forth in two installments, but I should warn any who read that I am going on a kayak walk-about in a day or two, so I’m not going to get to the future writings and readings till I come back. One explanation of a kayak walk-about is that I am going off the face of earth here and now into the wilds of other terrain.

I found the wood burl last week while gathering in the forests around here, but the tale did not un-fold till I took the time to listen, what I heard was an amazing story, spoken from the mouth of one such as this burl. What else can I say but thanks to all who read, and will yet yearn to read and sit in silence to hear ‘an others’ words spoken, far out of the mainstream of hominal soma speak-easies.

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 06:51 AM

That’s a pearl of a burl.

Best of luck with your palindrome boat trip. Stay safe.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 07:05 AM

burl on a spit, tips a no l rub ( well I tried)

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 01:43 PM

Take great care out there on your walk a bout Frank, you’re not as strong as you used to be. If you are on meds they can also play tricks on the mind. You, I’m sure, know that by now. What a great burl, that says many things to me also. I envy your knowledge. God Bless my friend, mike

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

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#4 posted 07-13-2010 02:44 PM

Using your words, Frank- “GODSPEED” on your journey. Take care my friend.

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

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#5 posted 07-13-2010 03:11 PM

unreal! Have a good trip and we’ll be here when you return.

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 01:22 AM

Keep safe on your paddle about, wear that life jacket, above all enjoy your solitude as you glide quietly through the still waters in contemplations, take pictures through your tube and come back refreshed and renewed. Vaya con Dios!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 03:48 AM

...and the water is life to the trees and each dip of your paddle is a stiring of life that can be felt through the wood, the hand, arm and to the heart. I will smile as I think of you gliding through this part of your journey.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 04:23 AM

....well thanks to all; if i take a kayak,
add water by volume,
what remains is ataraxis,
the silence is beyond time

....a man’s home is where his heart is,
my heart was formed in the forest lands,
this is where i shall re-turn to for a while,
hammocks support my body so i can dream
—-by flp

All-ways prepared to go, I have learned lately to keep short accounts. The kayak is great for getting away, the hammock allows me to hang between heaven and earth. Yes, I am not using the rain fly in this picture.


-- --frank, NH,

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