Friday, November 18, 2011

maintenance, restoration and sustainability

a meditation
on shifting perspectives to
appreciate the integrity
as a direction
perhaps more familiar
in the mater-of-fact
hand made dovetails
in an old cherry chest of drawers
to enjoy the work
of restoring some old
well-made thing
both for the satisfaction of
the achievement
but also as a connection to
the inventiveness and personality
from which it sprang
the 1939 Ford tractor for example
has an etched plate with a long list of
patent numbers including
one for the
three point hitch

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