Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Recombinant Cooperage

























Yesterday or tomorrow
We work in undone barrels--
Believing in wine-future, 
Wine-done and, at this juncture
Reuse bilge hoops set, reset,
Into spheres and domes-- serving
Garden hearts and homes.

12 comments:

  1. Re-purposing at its finest!

    Couldn't you have worked "gnome" into that last set of rhymes? I suppose that assumes you HAVE a garden gnome :)

    Lovely lines with food for thought, Geo.

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    1. Kind Jenny, I have relayed compliments to the artist. Don't know if we still have gnomes out there. We used to have one. I was always afraid of falling and getting impaled by its hat --that would be a hospital novelty. We do have St.Francis out there, and Buddha, but they look silly in pointy red caps.

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  2. Beautiful words again! Your art is a joy to read.

    We have St Francis AND a gnome in our garden. I like the gnome because he is smoking a pipe. St. Francis has some good qualities too, I suppose. :)

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    1. Sounds delightful, Prof. St. Francis and gnomes share the peaceful quality of coexistence and never pull each other's hair --unlike certain Handel operas that costar 2 sopranos.

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  3. cooperage I had an idea about...recombinant, well, I had to look it up. Garden art is such a lovely addition to one's yard. All I have is a cement rabbit.

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    1. As you doubtless know, Delores, it takes experimentation. Norma's "Dome" began as a sphere, but collapsed under it's own confusion from not binding barrel staves but being on its own. I often feel the same way.

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  4. Not only is that a beautiful photo but, a beautiful poem as well!

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    1. Most kind and encouraging, Lon. Thanks.

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  5. "Garden hearts" - I really like this.
    Thank you, Geo. The photo intrigues me too and works perfectly with your words.

    Be well, friend.

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    1. Most kind and much appreciated, Robyn.

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  6. You made me smile...I too live in an undone barrel...and I like it that way.

    Be well.

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    1. Barrel hoops are springy, and puzzling to work with --and always have some surprise moves left over-- which is close to defining FUN.

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