Muscular modulations

Muscular modulations

From those early days
           the canes soaked in water
until supple
           then inserted
one spoke at a time
           into the holes
around the rim
           of the round wooden base
where they are firmly plaited
           one reed under another
ready for the sides
           to be woven

Handicraft : everything
           that is man-made
the mind-word
           that puts the hand
to work
           We who rise up
from the base of the land
           turn our minds
to manufacture
           to form and to shape
and to put our environment
           to work
Solar energy
           grass-fed or otherwise
creating and constructing
           The light made us
the mind turned the hand
           to good use

John Lyons

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