WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #74: Wood and I

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Wood and I

….wood has much to give,
in silence one can feel life,
my hands bring forth art
—by flp
With chisel, gouge, and mallet my hands work to sculpture what is all-ready seen in my head.

I have lost some time (more like two years now) and my dis-eased liver only grows larger, while the pain gnaws at my insides. I am stepping out in this project and a few other’s, believing that I can find hope to finish a few pieces of wood art, before my body goes for a real meltdown.

I will keep this short and please don’t feel sorry for me, since I’m learning just how little a person needs to ‘have’ in order to be content.


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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 05-13-2011 05:27 AM

Godspeed Frank.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-13-2011 06:22 AM

Frank: Our prayers are with you. Our work will outlive us all.

Praise to you for your insite in the workings of wood.

-- 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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#3 posted 05-13-2011 06:29 AM

Welcome back, Frank. One of the few things we do need are good friends and you have been a lost friend for quite a while.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 08:20 AM

The plan is drawn, the tool is sharp, my hand is steady. The wood awaits.

By the little haiku-san

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 10:20 AM

Bless you Frank. The sculpture is beautiful and the photo is stunning – and your strength and wisdom: an inspiration!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 10:27 AM

On a Tree Fallen Across The Road

The tree the tempest with a crash of wood
Throws down in front of us is not bar
Our passage to our journey’s end for good,
But just to ask us who we think we are

Insisting always on our own way so
She likes to halt us in our runners tracks,
And make us get down in a foot of snow
Debating what to do without an ax.

And yet she knows obstruction is in vain
We will not be put off the final goal
We have it hidden in us to attain ,
Not though we have to seize earth by the pole

And, tired of aimless circling in one place ,
Steer straight off after something into space. —- R. Frost

God speed Frank

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 05-13-2011 01:10 PM

Thank you, Frank. As always, I find your posts to be inspirational.

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

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 02:16 PM

Just thinking of you the other day and wondered how you were.

From your word—God Speed.

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

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#9 posted 05-13-2011 03:37 PM

Good to have ya back Frank. missed ya

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 05-13-2011 05:22 PM

Good Luck Frank!

Keep your tools, and mind of your’s busy. We’ll be praying for you.

Barb, & Dick.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 05-14-2011 12:34 AM

Like Dick and Karson you’ve been in my prayers. So wonderful to hear from you. Cannot imagine what you’ve been through….all I know if you haven’t been writing you’ve been ill. I’ve missed your walkabouts all the beautiful
scenery shots, but what hit me hardest was your deep appreciation for nature and the art and natural beauty that surrounded you that you so aptly described.God Bless you Frank, and may the Lords light shine upon you. Your friend always, mike

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

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#12 posted 05-14-2011 04:13 AM

Hello to all;
....I am blessed to know each and every-one of you here and thank you for the greetings.

So as to not cause confusion here, the picture I put up is a sculpture ‘to be’ and waiting//longing for me to look at her, with the eyes of an admirer that longs to create her art being.

Bear with me as I am slow, anemic and have bad and good days….but don’t hold that against me as there is still plenty of mule kick left within me.


-- --frank, NH,

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#13 posted 05-14-2011 04:43 AM

We are in no rush Frank take all the time you need

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 06-01-2011 08:56 AM

Great to see you around.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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