Friday, August 25, 2017

The carpenter

After Isaiah 44:13

The carpenter takes a tree
and hews wood from it
planes the wood
sands the wood
saws the wood
shapes the wood
and in the process becomes
an artist at work, the wood
in his hand shaped
into the form of a man
into the form of himself
and places it carefully,
with planning aforethought,
into its designated shrine
suitable for adoration
and worship

Photograph by Alex Grichenko via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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