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 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

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


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dear E... I adore the scent of Cedar and your Chair holds
ancient secrets that have a place in our heart. It is a symbol of
Geriatrics as we age. Our body has lovely gnarls but like Cedar...
we have extraordinary strength that comes from living a full life.
When someone takes the time to apply the resin to our soul.
We have a purpose to bring comfort to broken hearts that mourn.
truly, Pat


Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

you have a big heart Pat .. and it shines in your review .. thank you so much! when i start to feel .. read more
I took in the picture of the stunning chair and thought of the amazing almost mystical life of that old Cedar tree. Of the hundreds of myriad seasons it must have lived through, the bugs and beetles and battles it must have persevered through before it fell to the earth, that valiant and good tree. And in death it was useful too, preserved forever as that amazingly crafted chair. You brought it all to life, the tree, its persona and the magic of life itself...

Crafted beautifully...the chair and the poetry. Kudos from your twentieth but equally delighted and impressed reviewer!



Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

oh my...how you have made me day .. thank you thank you thank you :) that "valiant and good tree" .... read more
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

Enjoy that awesome, lovely chair E... :)
You are welcome and wished all good things.
I think we are the vessels through which other things are born. That chair needed your vision to give it life, and life you gave. I feel this way about poetry as well. So many times I write but feel someone else is guiding my hand. This is beautiful.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

its true Linda ... the muse strikes and we roll with it eh!? ;) your words remind me of an interview.. read more
and you gave it new life,while you enriched your own

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

spot on wordman!! spot on ... my blessing was ten fold throughout the whole thing ;) like being hono.. read more
 wordman

1 Year Ago

you`re welcome
You will thing it strange my friend, but these last few colder days i have been giving a stranger on the street some food and a kind word .... just my little way of helping.
Your chairs are strangers like him too, just a little love and nourishment is all that is needed to make them whole again.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes ... many times that is true .. love your heart in your review my friend ... we should all carry .. read more
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 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes yes yes ... spot on insights my caring friend!! several others here are also woodworkers .. what.. read more
As a woodworker myself I well appreciate all the labor involved and admire both the poem and the beautifully finished result'
BTW my grandson is following along the woodworking trail
Nicely done

Posted 1 Year Ago


Dave Brown

1 Year Ago

Hello again
Was there a product label you can pass on
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes...its Smiths Clear Penetrating Resin .. try this link
http://www.smithandcompany.org/CPES.. read more
Dave Brown

1 Year Ago

Mucho Gratis.................
Some people see things others don't or wouldn't even consider. You have talent at creating not only poems but new life for what would be considered by many to be lost.

Nice job in both categories.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thanks Relic ... i feel pretty humbled actually .. your review is a blessing ... glad you found valu.. read more
what a beautiful piece of carpentry and poetry, the lines fit together mm perfect flush, what a finely crafted chair,

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thanks man! it was an adventure ... tho i do have a distant carpentry background this was my first a.. read more
gram linski

1 Year Ago

when I was a child there was an old man who lived next door with a tiny workshop in his shed, just q.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

what a fine scene and characters... great memories gram! ..just made for the pen says i! ... did he .. read more
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 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

you are a sensitive man ...tho a Bad Bunny ;) thanks so much for your encouragement ... very happy y.. read more

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