Black Poetry : The Craftsman

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THE CRAFTSMAN


    The sun pierces through the cracked window
    highlighting a piece of hardwood he studies:
    his gnarled fingers probe gently,
    hands moving back and forth, searching, sensing.
    The light strikes a shining blade: he picks it up
    and begins: chiselling, etching, engraving,
    calling from the wood a precious creation
    capturing the memory of a fleeting life.

    Time pauses in his drafty shop
    as his sculpture comes to life
    between skilled fingers and powerful hands.
    His mind doesn't dream of praises
    nor compete for awards:
    it sees only the task at hand,
    enjoyment filling his soul,
    anticipating the blessing
    of touching a child's heart
    with a hand-made gift flowing with love.

    For the carver, like the poet
    gives substance to his thoughts.
    Etched lovingly in chosen wood,
    each image blends into the other,
    imitating nature's flawless harmony;
    a reminder for those who understand.
     
  2. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is what it is all about. Thank you for this.

    BE
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...and

    you've portrayed it so well, Poet....

    thank you

    a
     
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    Windwalker

    Perfect poetic defintion of artistry at work....I like it.

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautifully crafted. The title surely describes the Writer
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    lovin

    how u painted this one ......big up's