"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #58: Warriors of The Wood

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Blog entry by frank posted 09-13-2009 09:52 AM 1745 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Warriors of Wood

….i have travailed the road that others could not see,
and while on this road i carried pictures inside my head,
where none could side-track me from my dreams of wood,
just as wood and i have learned to deal with our times of age

….still working wood just as the wood works me in style,
my character has many times been planed by the hand of wood,
till even now there is the gnawing pain that pushes me faster,
much to do as still counting the opportunities of projects ahead

….warriors of the wood who know their self in times as these,
are much aligned by the push sticks that occur along the way,
just as now the wood shares with me an ageless enlightenment,
that grants me satisfaction with those who have sacrificed also before

….my expectations were all built on the illusions of those who taught me,
and so i thought reality was what was counted at the end of my day,
for so ‘they said’ having taught me well in their temples of merchandise,
ever working the fields of green to profit from selling my soul in search of more

….that was then when the illness of wanting caused me to live inside my box,
my heart was strong but the dis-ease that struck my liver would scar me for life,
till came the day when I broke the walls that encased me within a prison house,
out of death my spirit soon began walking in a new found life i called freeman

….awakened from my dream i found wings to ride the winds of imagination
that was when the trees of the woods began calling my name to be like them,
yes i still bear those scars of liver dis-ease while knowing my days are yet to come,
but the freedom of working wood is more now since i started living a new dream
—-by flp

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————Paul Simon Slip Slidin’ Away —-Live at Abbey Road

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 09-13-2009 10:30 AM

All-ways a pleasure to read your words, Frank. Your home looks magnificent.
One of my all-time favorite Paul Simon songs, too…
Thank You for sharing your thoughts and insights.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 09-13-2009 03:32 PM

Very poetic, nicely done!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 09-13-2009 04:34 PM


Very nice. A beautiful wooden room.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-13-2009 06:44 PM

God Bless old friend. Wonderful words. Mike

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

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#5 posted 09-13-2009 06:55 PM

Once again a very inspiring post. Thanks again Frank for the wonderful mental picture and actual picture. The room you posted is exquisite. Love the window frames and the panelling…actually all of it….and the view outside the windows….I look forward to each of your posts of such thoughtful, insightful journeys….

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

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 02:32 AM

Frank, Your posts allways help for me to stop and listen. Very insitefull, Elegance in words and pictures, You bring harmony into those you connect with.

Thank you for sharing your world with us.


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

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#8 posted 09-14-2009 02:56 AM

Greetings to all;
....and once again we have reason to thank-full for sight, for without in-sight how would we be able to understand the joys of beauty that come from viewing wooded-word-stories!

I will soon be posting more on this cabin that I have been working on for some-time now, which also would not have been possible without the help of ‘others’. All-most two years now since this project began….and then there have also been the out of time frequent delays that so often accompany a project such as this.

What remains now is some grounds clean-up, inside cleaning of the cabin which will take place this week, last minute small details—-often called a punch list, some exterior wood presservatives, and then I can get my final walk through inspection which will then lead to an occupancy permit. On the outside area we are having built a stone patio, two rock walls and a massive outside wood fireplace with grill, which will give the added flavor of an outside room.

I am in the process of creating a blog site for the Rustic Cabin along with photos….and will be placing this one on the market for year round weekend rentals, along with week long or stay as long as one might want. This one has been a long project and so we are looking forward to closing this chapter in my book, while I ’turn the page’ and start writing my next chapter….so you can look forward to more photos and blog stories as this one continues.

....and so I shall end by saying thanks to all who took the time to comment and also for those who stopped by to view….;

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#9 posted 09-14-2009 03:07 AM

wow…beautiful frank…congrats on the near completion of another chapter…I wish I lived closer…because I would love to stay…some day…peace…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 09-14-2009 04:52 AM

Beautiful cabin! It would be nice if you had some black & white photos framed on the walls to document your progress with the cabin. This would tell it’s history to the renters, as otherwise they would not be able to appreciate all the work and time that it took to get to this point. Hopefully this photo journal will also make them appreciate the structure and it’s surroundings.

An interactive project for guest to participate would also help make them appreciate the property. If you have a fire pit or rock wall that they can add a rock or two and then take photos as the months pass. Or maybe a sculpture of twigs that can be added to. Maybe even a sand pit to draw in.

It looks like a lovely, peaceful part of the woods to visit.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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