Firewood Treasures

Firewood Treasures Philosophy

Rick Smith, Chincoteague, Virginia

From childhood, I have always loved trees;
their awakening green mantle in Spring,
cool shade in Summer,
crisp carpet in Fall,
stark strength against Winter.

As a young woodworker,
I discovered the wonders hidden inside.
There, in a carelessly cast aside pile of firewood,
resides the history of one of God’s creations;
good times and bad, strengths and failings.
A treasure awaiting discovery.


The Tree that Moves some to Tears of Joy

The tree that moves some to tears of joy
Is in the Eyes of the others only a Green thing
that stands in the way.
Some See Nature all Ridicule & Deformity,
& by these I shall not regulate my proportions;
& Some Scarce see Nature at all.
But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination,
Nature is Imagination itself.
As a man is, So he Sees.
As the Eye is formed, such are its Powers.

William Blake 1757 - 1827

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