Monday, July 27, 2009

Poem: The Soul of the Tool

The Soul of the Tool

There are faster ways to do this,
to cut and carve the unyeilding wood
to something soulful,
to unleash the angel
deep within your broken heart,
and discover the dancing balance
of tenderness and strength
needed
to create not a fortress
but a cradle.

Yes, there are quicker paths
than the slow, hard work you do,
day after day,
with ancient tools,
outdated but effective
in carving
an elegant
eternity.

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The picture was taken in Williamsburg, Va. You can click on it for a larger version.

Tom

2 comments:

Shadow said...

but isn't the slow way more fulfilling, more 'caring', in a way?

Derrick said...

Hi Tom,

I really like this one. Creating a cradle rather than a fortress ...