The carpenters hands ..........

If I am a loner .....or at least if I am at
my best
alone

So let it be .....That's who I am
and that for which I'm
known

As my hands pass thier time in my trade
a carpenter or so I have
evolved without choosing

My favorite ........is working on homes in the
woods no one around to answer to
but the memories I find I'm
losing

Only the gentle white noise of
nature ........the hermit thrush
the cardinal
the hawk

I miss nothing of the camaraderie
of fellow worker no jiving
nor small talk

Just my hands busy at work on the
lumber ....the cabin ....
untill at once
no more

And thats allright too ....but untill then
the white noise of nature my symphany
my work and
my end I'm sure...........


Today I was working at a log cabin deep in the fir trees , replacing some post and beam contruction of old. And it caused me to begin thinking of time , of choices and of the small pleasures that life allows me ..........The brewing thunderstorms brought out the birds to warn each other of the incoming storms , the pine bows swaying in time. And for awhile I looked up to the sky , the wind and the sounds and felt as if I belonged...........No ..I felt .....I knew that I belonged.

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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Good stuff, and nothing better than working outdoors in the wild.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great write my friend. you do have a talent like no other.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

I love serenity when I have the opportunity to visit the wilderness, but it's not often enough. I admire people like yourself who live off the land. Your thinking can become much more focused in the stillness of the quiet times. I agree with you the clutter and clatter of city folk and rules of the 9-5 punch the clock type of job is not fulfilling for most the rat race. Nicely done my scribe, enjoyed your words.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Makes me want to be a carpenter. Could just smell that wood and pine and shaving. Super.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautifully written. I like the way you are at peace with yourself.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i'm happy for you...you do the things that you like to do...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you all so much ! I wish for each of you serenity!

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