Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This beautiful box was a Christmas present from my mother-in-law.
It was described by the woodworker as
Bison Spirit Box
Black Walnut with Spalting
Birch Tile surrounded by African
Padauk Border.

Friendly Forest Products

Of course I had to think of what to keep in it.
And it had to be special.
Some random magpie feathers,
a red tailed hawk feather given me by my brother-in-law.
He retrieved it from the land he sold us for the cabin we hope to build this summer.
A small rose pebble, a magpie dropped this from a roof next to where I was sitting having coffee.
I am not sure what will be next.

"Once I came back to the leaves just as they were falling
Into the rattling of magpies and the waving flights
Through treetops beyond the long field tawny with stubble"
                                                                       W.S. Merwin

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