Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Blacksmith

Fire, steel, rivets and hammer
dust, noise, red hot metal
anvil, tongs and sheer power
the blacksmith has it all

forge fired up and ready
with tools all standing by
leather apron now in place
anticipation is high

arc of sparks from the grinder
flash across the workshop
powering on through the day
working hard until you drop

hammer clashes down on metal
an air of expectation
as slowly the piece is formed
stand back and see his creation

Watching a blacksmith at work is amazing, 
and I am honoured to have had the chance.

© Lissie Bull 2016

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