Monday, 14 October 2013

The Lone Blacksmith

The smell, the power

As the forge is fired up
Sparks flashing

Coke shifting
As the metal is heated

The rawness of it all
Tongs holding red hot metal

Hammering,  beating

Shaping, heating
Until the piece is right

Sheer heat and noise

Is all around
Such a sound

Hammer on anvil
The sweat, the muscle

Such dedication

Creating strong
Traditional art

To be a blacksmith !!

Enough said!!

© Lissie Bull 2013 All rights reserved 

Dedicated to my son Jon, and his business "Hammer and Tongs"
So proud of you Jon....!!

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