Monday, 20 April 2015


god of sun & storm 
creator of all things

wearing a sun crown
thunderbolts for hands
tears streaming from black eyes

hoarding the substance
of universe & civilization 

commanding sun to move across sky
offering an intimate measure of time 

Ashley Parker Owens,

Richmond, KY, USA 

Friday, 3 April 2015

First Cut

The first cut is brutal
always deep with cold
blade tearing into timber
opening a pathway
for subtler strokes
slicing with sharpness, 
carving strongly,
the base for intricate designs
on blocks gripped tightly
in the jaws of steel vices

The last cut is gentler
a loving after thought
adding a signature
to shaped and shaved fibres
decorating with care
completed artistry
the chisel held lightly
like a violin bow
in the closing movement
of a great concerto.

David Subacchi
Wales (UK)