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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that chair is so damn gorgeous and I love the references of taking refuse and making it into something of beauty and this piece is a fine construction of cast off words laying about your minds woods to formed into your construction to a composition of you, the words and the chair. This could only come from love Mr Einstein:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

you are a sensitive man ...tho a Bad Bunny ;) thanks so much for your encouragement ... very happy y.. read more
The chair made for the king in his own castle(house) found in wonderful Ozarks which I have seen on my way to Hot Springs and made with cedar which I love. Man, Einstein you are multi talented and faceted. I go to Tannehill state park in Alabama (half an hour from my house) where people bring their wares and I buy stuff like that. I have an Adirondack chair hand-made.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Thank you for the invite. Did not do the baths but we saw everything(the historic buildings from the.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ....................
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

:)................
Now thats a one of a kind chair, what a find, the hours spent in creating a piece and finding the wood, you did justice with your write Gene

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thanks andrew ... love your visits and encouraging review .. both projects felt pretty good ... love.. read more
andrew mitchell

2 Months Ago

You too blessed one!
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahahaha ... blessed we all are :)))))))))))))))))))))
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Gee
I manage 50 carpenters and very few can make anything but a mess !!
Tis a beautiful thing, the chair, a piece that may well live through generations.
Good morning sir, hope you are well

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

wow! that's huge .. where are you? in the States? wherever it is ... it is a wonderful indicator for.. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

I'm in Milton Keynes, England. They are always screaming for more houses, build, build, build :)
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

i think that's fantastic .. exciting even :)
I have an older poem that kind of goes along the same lines as "The Chair" ... if the link works you can find it here if you are interested:
https://www.writerscafe.org/writing/rIGt2mAk3/1955367/
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


My first reaction to this was "why does this sound like it could be about me, up until the restoring part", but my second thought was that this shows more about the man behind the words, to see its reclamation as treasure, where other eyes saw it as trash and most likely went to ikea to replace it.
The whole journey, from sight, to planning, to enjoying your newfound treasure reeks of accomplishment, in seeing beyond our throwaway society and bringing something back to life.
If only all work could be as enjoyable and rewarding.
Im jealous of your ability in craftsmanship in woodwork and poetry E. I once attempted woodwork and sfter months of back breaking work, i managed to make a block of wood into a pile of sawdust. I just placed an old photo frame around it in an attempt to make it look like intentional art. 😀

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahaha well Lorry ... you learned a very difficult and painstaking skill then ... how to sand wood .. read more

That sure is one fine seat you crafted there both from wood and from words... I just love the way you walk us through the process ... I can picture you now sitting on your porch waiting for the mail man..... :)))

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahaha pint in hand me friend....pint in hand! :) not bad for a first attempt .. 'specially by this.. read more
Neville

2 Months Ago


Always a pleasure and true.. :)
Looks brill to me. Isn't wood so exciting if caught in time.
A bit of back breaking to begin with, emery paper, wax.
I like the character of the chair, you sure as hell don't get that in Ikea.
Is this your new hobby now.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahah no... not in Ikea for sure ;) thanks for visiting and taking the time to review .. always imp.. read more
Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

I would imagine a carpenter never gives up his tools.
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

well....this one did .. they were heavy duty and specific .. my son is making good use of them ... i.. read more
' .. found bundled in crumbling outer skins - homeless with heart red - and real - and - cedar scent .. '

That chair is made even more beautiful than it looks because it's been brought to life by a man who cared. Who CARES! It's wonderful, a work of true art, a marriage of past and present.. and for goodness sake, how can it fail to stand comfortably and proudly for ever more!

If there ever was a place of refuge for sadly decrepit old furniture that could use a phone... you would be the one to answer the call and gently assure the caller that the future would be as it should be - visibly, gently majestic! . Such a beautiful poem - rebirth personified.

'.. 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 '


Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

i just love you Em...your review is still giving me chills ... love love love ya .. thanks so much f.. read more
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

There's been a series of TV programmes over here, titled The Repair Shop. Every one of the resident.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

i will for sure! I watch DIY stuff on youtube all the time ... thanks for the tip dear heart
You are a craftsman and not only with poetry. I love this poem about your chair. I can imagine all the hours you spent carving that beautiful piece of wood into an item of beauty. Not only your hands working to shape it but your heart also.. My husband is an engineer. I watch him when he works. I love the way his mind approaches a task and all the stages through to finishing a task. He takes his time, but such precision. When I think of you, I will imagine you seated by the fire in your chair :) The tree lives on, and that is wonderful.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thanks Chris... you are sensitive and a caring soul... lucky husband you have ;) the logs were cover.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Hi Mr E. I agree with you about the last line. Because you have called this piece The Chair, I don:t.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thank you .. we agree then ... change it i will .. thank you luv :)

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