Friday, August 18, 2017

Blind Men Crossing a Bridge

a day of mood and drizzle rain with fog surrounding
the morning was cleaning for yet another realtor visit...
when they come, I go into the lower yard
and sit on a swing bench and rock for comfort...
it's flanked by birch clumps I transplanted from the woods many years ago
I am surrounded...
if customers come... I am here, by the birches...

today..... I had an umbrella, to protect the book
I brought along... a small book of poems, for solace,
from my friend John,
I've read it many times...
when I moved here I believed in many things,
including that I would die here some day,
long into the future...
that too, seems an illusion now....
but as I opened the book
I remembered this poem by Robert W. King,
from "In The Empty Mountains"....
thanks again Robert...

First Afternoon In The Forest

There's a pine needle in my wine
and I'm delighted to say it
out loud, even alone. Feeling
an unknown in the warm cave
of my mouth, I pick it out
to announce this joy. I'm able
to drink wine, able to sit under a pine.

I will live here for years, drinking
dust in my wine, light rain in my wine,
and if I die outside, the glass
by my side, more dust will fall and fill,
more needles, pollen, a jay's blue feather,
yellow leaves will fall, and snow,
then summer, sunlight drifting down,
lichen erupting at the lip,
moss spreading it's little flowers

and finally the glass will be
like the rough hollow of a rock
as the body lying beside it,
broken and spilled, enters
the landscape, the world
filled up again with it's wine.

Hourglass Pot /for JK

Hourglass Pot
22.5in.H x 9in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Moose for Sarah...

a spring moose for Sarah,
right where the truck was...

back fence

back fence after the rain...

Back Home

snapshots of 2 pieces recently back in the fold here at home...
a little too tall for the photo backdrop
and my back must be saved for hauling logs at present...

"Ahab's Fluke" and "Tall Chimney w/ Lower Jar"....
better photos to come...

Monday, August 14, 2017

3 tall ones for JK

Termite Mound/Mud Volcano Pot
20in.H x 14in.W x 10in.D
Wood Fired Stoneware

Spiral Pot w/ Cut Sides and Kaolin Dust

Spiral Pot w/ Cut Sides and Kaolin Dust...
21in.H x 11in.W
Wood Fired Stoneware
recently returned to the fold here in the gallery
this piece is a fine example of my much more controlled days
it still looks great to me!

Sunday, August 13, 2017