polished wood

Hands’ constant use
will polish wood
with the patina of constant use.
This wooden door, handle, tool
responds to, fits the hand.
The knife lies on the shelf
its ebony handle waiting
to deliver the blade to use.
The curved handle
of the straight razor
is ready to guide its blade
over the soaped skin
to sculpt the face for the day.
As precious stones
are reserved for precious jewels
so precious woods
are reserved for precious tools
and the work of the artist’s hand
is enhanced
by polished wood.


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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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