Ligneous trunk perceived by EYES

Captured spirit discerned by HEART

Skillful Hands

patiently carving and chiseling away

dark bark holding captive the object d’art.

Woody splinters falling away

Beauty limb by limb revealed

Stretching arm and leg

coming fully alive

from deep slumber slowly awakening.

Tools laid down

Craftsman stepping back


looking onto the beauteous form

softly gleaming in the light.

Gently releasing from HANDS


The sculptor confidently let go

Into its fullness to grow,

The object d’art.

©Copyright Micelle Coetsee 2008


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