"Folk-Wood-Tales" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 08-21-2007 01:33 PM 971 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch


....deserted and hard pressed,
peeled back from weathered exposure,
i often think back to younger days,
when those that passed me by gave thanks….

—-my scar is deep that runs within my trunk,
and this i received at the hands of an-other,
scars and wounds are but battle purging follies,
while i am left to bear a showing of what re-mains….

—-tis better that i bear my pain of shame,
in the silence of these forgotten woods,
since when will come those who will want to reach up,
and pluck my bark to just have a go at saying “yes i did”....

—-the birches that once sang a merry song of gladness,
have slowly passed from within my sight,
while now i depend upon my wing feathered friends,
to bear me up with tales of what goes on…. take my picture and keep note of where i am,
re-turn this way as oft’ you will in seasons of snow,
and i will look forward to your kindly face that feels my pain,
but remember to give the thanks for living legends of folk-wood-tales….

Thank you.

”....for twas in the seasons of the woods, amongst these that so surround me now, that many trees soon came to know my name, as one who practiced the ancient storytelling of ‘wood art’….”

-- --frank, NH,

7 comments so far

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#1 posted 08-21-2007 01:45 PM

And a great good morning to you Frank!

Thanks for these inspiring words!

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

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 08-21-2007 03:10 PM

Good morning Frank.

What do you think caused such damage? Did the tree tell you…:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 08-21-2007 03:15 PM

Is the tree still living Frank.

Great Show.

-- 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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#4 posted 08-22-2007 01:07 AM

shedding its skin!
you find the greatest treasures

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 08-22-2007 01:09 AM

I look at that great picture and think the tree has wings and is about to fly away, maybe to a better climate?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 08-23-2007 02:06 AM

Hello to all;
—-and thanks for your comments….


—-Karson; the tree pictured, is one I usually call ‘grey birch’ and yes, the tree is dead. Birches are what is commonly called of referred to as a ‘pioneer species’ as they will start the growth and protection level of those that come under them.

—-Bob; death to a tree can come by one, or through many avenues….mechanical wounds, virus, bacteria, insects, decay, lifespan and etc…. Frost cracks can often fester scars that will later allow the infiltration of many common invaders. And then some trees just out live them-selves….as far as did the tree tell me, well it’s all there within the story of ”living legends of folk-wood-tales….

....and then I also remember,
that even after death comes,
this also cannot stop the spirit of the tree,
from telling wood tale

—-yes Bill, I know what your saying….

—-Hi Debbie; and where is there no-treasure….since treasure is all-ways found with the eye of heart….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#7 posted 08-23-2007 07:53 PM

There’s got to be a “barking up the wrong tree” joke in there somewhere….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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