The Chair

The Chair

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

                                               The Chair


found homeless and wasting
riddled with the bugs

bugs of time and want and damp green
moss

found bundled in crumbling outer skins
water drifted with
 
heart red    -   and real   -   and
cedar scent         -         

belligerent 
kicking like asses 
in refusal.

brittle arms gone    -   or broken      -
push gnarly, knotted lumping pain 
long ago ... 

a stump ... of stubborn clinging

it

lays on it's side defiant to all the winds ............
winds of north and winds of south relentlessly 
pursuing the smoothing ... glossing picture of wild abandon


i took them in


i took them all and put them
put them big and small into my own fitting designs
hacking and sawing with gnats and hog wallows grabbing attentions
pulling, hauling, trudging up to the reckoning 

i began

with wire brush then
 on a spindle whirling and whirling dust of 
maybe a hundred years ... who can tell ... i was busy ... i didn't care
it was the heart and intent of that tree i wanted
searched for   -    and 
found ..................... it
formed ........................it 
bathed ..................... it 

fit it,  
glued it and screwed it .....

formed now 
to each other


E
10/30/2019



© 2019 Einstein Noodle


Author's Note

Einstein Noodle
The picture is of my first attempt at building a chair. It is made from dead fall cedar that I harvested from out back and down the holler....an adventure all in itself ;)


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E., perhaps because I'm a woodworker, I found a special meaning in this work (image and poem). You've crafted here what is not only love of nature, especially fallen trees, but the love in taking something broken, abandoned, left for dead, and making it a centerpiece in our world. I think we have God-gifted humans who do the same with others. I think of the social service workers, mental health professionals and others who see value and redeeming qualities even in the most broken and beaten. An extraordinary, handcrafted masterpiece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes yes yes ... spot on insights my caring friend!! several others here are also woodworkers .. what.. read more



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I love this on several levels. Your ingenuity in creating this chair from "scratch" , the rustic practicality (it looks solid enough to last for years and the balance of colour and texture. As a former amateur woodcarver and woodturner ( albeit on a much smaller scale), I felt a nostalgia for working with natural wood, compared with modern synthetic "timber". Your poetic description of its metamorphosis added to its natural charm . THe whole created a perfect connection concept, in my opinion.
Dare I say it -- Relativity by Einstein :-)
Norman

Posted 20 Hours Ago


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DAH
Fabulous. I, too, like R.E. Ray, am a woodworker, so this piece has a special
place in my heart.

"fit it,
glued it and screwed it ....." –– love this!

Good job, E!

DAH

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

ahahahaha ... all wood workers know the glued and screwed eh!? ... such a pleasure to find how many .. read more
Humans have a deep innate need to create.
I love the seed you plant within this piece.
To spy, to want, to seize then transform to create. Okay I'm ready lets make something.

I have two log chairs and a bed(that we swear we will never move again) it is so heavy but we will never part with it.



Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

ahahahaha ... never say never dearest Cherrie :) you know.... that's something i have to ponder ... .. read more
The world would be a better place if we treated everyone like you treated this chair.. seeing beyond the brokenness. Have a great Sunday, E! :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

ohhhhhhhh :( i am trying not to pry ... but there is a story behind that i am sure ... sending up my.. read more
Sara

1 Week Ago

Well, the story kinda goes like this. My doggo is at home with my parents while I'm in Uni studying .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

awwwwwww love on ya Sara ... i am sure you will accomplish that goal and many others ... Happy Thank.. read more
Your determination to restore the chair to its form is filled with affection and respect for the raw materials that the chair was extracted from and for Mother Nature that sustained it. The final result is an indication of it, and uma obra de amor ( labor of love) . We just don't unload old and damaged articles, we discard a life time of memories and spirit of time as well. Your words and attitude are filled with healing compassion and concern for all the forlorn nostalgia, dearE.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

Hi Doc! what a gratifying thing you see into this poem in such a way ... your sensitivity shows .. c.. read more
Mrudula Rani

2 Weeks Ago

The pleasure of learning from your words is wonderful. Wishing you a great week, dear E.
Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

;)....................... back at ya!
O h.. this poem is deeply and well executed ..one feels the depth of this piece ...the love of nature and life
combined this kind of poetry gets Real ..yes its as real a s it gets..

nice work E

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

aww thanks Fran .. your words blesses me day :) thanks so much for taking time to read and let me kn.. read more
Such a touching story E, of restoration ' the action of turning something back to its former owner, place or condition'. It's the intent behind it which I find so touching, seeking for the heart of the tree which you will have restored (condition) providing it with a new home (place) for it to be loved once again (owner).
Just brilliant!
Laura.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

you hit the mark Laura! its the intent and process ..i have always enjoyed working with me hands and.. read more
The kind of story poem that gives me hope for the human race. When I read this, I know It's not all bad out there, no matter the rogues and vagabonds that roam this world.

May you enjoy the chair for a very long time.

T

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

thanks Terp! i feel you! seems the world is quite dark at times ... it does help to take note of sma.. read more

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