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 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

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



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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 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thanks Terp! i feel you! seems the world is quite dark at times ... it does help to take note of sma.. read more
This is sixteen hollers beyond brillance, my friend! Wowza I'm in heaven after reading this. This is just plain awesomeness & I'm sorry for mere blathering in the face of such writing . . . but it's not the writing that makes this so great . . . it's the thinking & the feeling behind it. You are holding a mirror up to a very beautiful creation: YOURSELF! I love your chair & that you even do artful stuff like this. But it's YOU that I am blathering about . . . the way you see your world & the way you express it. Just one of many: "belligerent kicking like asses in refusal." Sipping this is so good, one needs a second cup . . . and a third (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ps. you might like the poem i linked in my "review" ... its a creation i am particularly fond of .. .. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Terribly sorry to hear "god rest her sweet spirit"!!!! That is a tough blow, but I know you're carry.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thanks Margie ... your a corker! :)
As I read this, I straightaway saw more than the loving rebirth of a chair; then I read R E Ray's comments, and saw how he had perfectly captured my own thoughts. So, I can't really say much more, other than this is a lovely; and loving poem, that shows how important it is not to consider something imperfect as worthless, then to simply turn our backs.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

i couldn't ask for more in a review Beccy .. very happy i am that it spoke to you in such a way .. t.. read more
There is something very special about redoing a piece a furniture....one that has seen a lot of wear and tear. Others want to just discard it, but with your love and hardwork you give it a new life. Too many people in today's world just use and abuse things and people and then discard them. I liked this a lot. E, you rock. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

oh my dearest friend ... i am not surprised you feel that way .. and of course i agree 100% .. i bui.. read more
Lydia

2 Months Ago

What a great story....and now your grandmother's chairs have companions! Always a pleasure to visit.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ......................
This, quite simply is a love song. It contains everything a love song should contain and is a superb use of words.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

damn Ken ... coming from you i am triple blessed ... never would have thought it a song .. but it is.. read more
The debris and detritus of a fallen tree is given life once again in new found utility and then thrice in you beautifully crafted poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

aw ...thanks Pride .. you are kind and i am very happy you enjoyed ... peace on Earth sister!
this is like adopting abandoned children...nursing them back to health...showing them they matter, making them feel wanted and useful again.
i love paintings of chairs the best...and now i have a poem about chairs to love...great piece of work here....not only putting together the poem, but reassembling the chairs as well.
i am sure they thank you every day...
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

yes they do jacob! thanks so much for visiting and letting me know your thoughts on it .. Norma and .. read more
Woodworking is such an admirable craft. To make something with your hands, or to bring life to something that's been thrown away, is indeed a work of art. How amazingly you've illustrated that here, not just by the photo of the refurbished chair, but by capturing the essence of it in your poem. Your signature should be your heart - for that is what it takes to make something ordinary - extraordinary! I'm so proud of you!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

oh Kelly! you have made me day once more .. and i love you a bit more today now ... honored you are .. read more
Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

...so, so sweet...love ya, darlin!
The Chair is beautiful.
You captured the essence of a value that everything/everyone has. Not always seen, covered by neglect wearing the dress of weeds and dirt. It reminds me that with a little care, a second look, a soft touch a second chance of life is possible. I really enjoyed this.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

its very gratifying when another writer sees what one sees in a poem ... thanks you for your insight.. read more
and a fine chair it is! Very Ozarkish!!!
T

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

yes...rough hewn may be another way to say it :))))))))))) its the natural worn beauty that saves it.. read more

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