The Revelation of Wood
....some folks would say we are known by the company we keep,
i prefer to say that the company i keep is what’s penned on paper,
and that my thoughts work them-selves out as word friends,
until in the end i am gathered in the forest by my friends of wood….
....so it might be that after i have some-day slipped the veil,
that ones of few or many might start opening my books of thought,
etchings of imagination’s greatest words that speak of wood dreams,
till some might catch a coup d’oeil of what i mean by wood art….
I cut this one in the woods 3-4 years ago, in the fall and so the wood has sat and waited….gathering a gain on some integrity of character….
....tested the wood last week and I could tell by the bark, that the wood was//is ready to be de-barked and come in. One de-barking spudder and an old slick that I use in the woods, now it’s time to do some work….
....at the end of a day, and so the works all done, while I relax with the sounds of the forest. No saws going now, I can listen to more here, in the woods, then some hear in a lifetime….
....walking tall, tall walking….what a pleasure it is to find this one waiting to be-come an-other stepping out….
....now what shall I do with these and when shall the wood speak of who it shall be….
....black and white is like a good fresh brew of lapsing tea….
....and so once again here’s one that is be-coming very dear to my eyes, and it’s all-most every day that I will stop a while and stare into this ones soul of wood….asking and waiting for the wood to reveal to me….what there is written within that shall yet be as…..’the revelation of wood’....
’’....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....’‘
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/