Images from the house of Smites

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Report from the Smite House

 

Ringing sounds from firm smites

The anvil hums keeping time

Hammers and tongs

A fire and bellows

Metal becomes plastic

Into the steel

The soul belongs

Ogham transparent

 

 

Black sand

Found in a stream

A careful eye

A skilled hand.

Ogham transparent

 

 

Carbon, fire, ore of iron

Coke from coal

As charcoal is to wood

Aching arms

Blue flames, yellow heat

And a loving eye

Ogham transparent

 

 

Red heat and the sand fused

Shapes to a curl

A wood seat used.

Long curved rails

Twisted steel leaves

The chair takes shape

Ogham transparent

 

 

A century past

A grandchild rocks

With a child of her own

On steel curved

By the house of the Forge

Ogham transparent

 

 

The steel soul

Still touches

With words engraved

“For my children”

Copyright ©2015 Dash McCallen

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