Sunday, 29 June 2014

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 

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

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