where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
April 3, 2016 § 11 Comments
use it up
wear it out
make it do
or do without
Tagged: barn, clapboard, eve, macro, old sayings, ox blood, oxblood, paint, peeling, thrift, wood, yankee motto
Beautiful picture, nice sentiment
Interesting vintage look.
Your words remind me of something Annie Dillard once wrote. She was speaking of the process of writing, but of course it applies more generally:
“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better.”
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Has definetly seen some service. Nic image!
who even thought shingles could be so beautiful.
Beautiful poem, and photo too! I love the red in those boards! Rustic beauty! Happy Sunday wishes, hugz Lisa and Bear
I like it.
…just loved your words and the Oxblood boarding so unusual! Bravo! 🙂
Nice old barn……
attractive color. interesting and precise words. pleasant to read and visualize.
Sounds like a good Yankee-ism!
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