"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #56: Barn Tales

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Blog entry by frank posted 08-26-2009 06:24 AM 1736 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Barn Tales

….and so i sit,
watching the pages of my mind,
un-fold before my eyes in splendor,
surrounded by this old barn and it’s love

….old wood and new wood gathered here,
calling out my name to come and rest a while,
and so after a day of work i leave all behind,
to visit with an old friend as friends will do

….no-secrets between us but what tales we tell,
stories of what has been and our dreams to come,
shared feelings of how it might have been done,
and the pains and joys that have left us in tears

….it’s no-secret that my days are numbered lesser,
while this one is still in the throes of ‘urban re-new-all’,
my hands gave this one new life from the pit of hell,
as i stood before a dozer’s blade that panted for more

….i fear no-evil shall come our way till time is up….
and on that day we part our ways from terra’s clutch,
i know that i have been bettered by knowing his ways,
as all-so this old barn has been born from my soul

….from the eyes of my imagination i can still see far,
but from the eyes of his ridge pole he has told me more,
the original builder of this barn assembled with ‘his-story’,
down in concord where they stood up to red-coats

….and fired the shot “heard round the world”
while this barn was still a mix match of various pieces
awaiting transportation from the hurricane off the cape,
so much barn story here and even more to come
—-by flp

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 08-26-2009 06:36 AM

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 08:18 AM

Thank you Frank. Your stories allways make me more relaxed then when I started reading. Allways a good reminder to slow down and look around. There are several lifetimes of history tied up in that barn just waiting for you to re-discover it. With time and patiance, all will be shared. And with your talent for words as well as wood, we are all shareing in the juorny. Thank You.

Godspeed to you too, my friend.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 08-26-2009 11:33 AM

Thanks Frank, You sure have a wonderful way with words my friend, God Bless You

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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#4 posted 08-26-2009 01:27 PM

Thanks, Frank. You have been gifted with an eloquence that is a delight and joy to share.

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

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#5 posted 08-26-2009 02:54 PM

Beautifully written, I felt like I was their in your barn at peace. It’s the same way I feel in my workshop, it’s in a old beer factory. The oldest building in Nebraska it was built in 1868.

Thank you, Frank. For this incredible story!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 08-27-2009 12:14 AM

Thanks Frank. May you spend many days, watching the earth move around you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 08-27-2009 01:46 AM

What a beautiful meditative spot…and what a nice reminder to relish times both past, present and future. Thank you again for your provacative prose….you paint an exquisite canvas with words….

I always look forward to your delightful posts and pictures….

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

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#8 posted 08-27-2009 02:43 AM

God Bless and Be Kind to you old friend. My heart saddens some as you write of numbered days and passing time. Life is too short it is gone before we have learned to ever appreciate what the Lord has given us. Be kind to yourself, you deserve it. m

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

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#9 posted 08-27-2009 02:56 AM

—-once again I must offer up thanks for all the comments herein, for even in your comments I find many examples of words and expressions that could be turned into blog stories….hmmm, I’ll have to think on that.

—-Dennis; just a side thought here, as a couple of your words scored a direct hit on my mind; ” workshop, it’s in a old beer factory”. Now I’m wondering, have you ever come across any ‘beer wood’ therein? ....and thank you also for stopping by.


-- --frank, NH,

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