This, My Columbia

This, My Columbia
... The Columbia River

" Cosmos Cascading " (10x23)

" Cosmos Cascading " (10x23)
August, 2011 id3300

" Blacking Streaking Black Red " ( Right Corner View )

" Blacking Streaking Black Red " ( Right Corner View )
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Monday, December 11, 2006

"I built a Shed in the Fall"

I built a shed.
I laid down those planks,
Those cornerstones,
Made that flooring
Upon those beams.


Lifted them heavy
Put them along
And lined them up
And put them strong.


I Built a shed.
Rose up and lifted
Those joists and walls,
Set them proper and tall.
Struck them firm
The decking, the roofing,
Cannot fail, cannot fall.


Lifted up to the eaves,
Rafters and beams


I built a shed in the Fall
Before the Winter comes.


I tacked hard the shingles
On the roof,
Hammered the shakes
Upon the wall.


I built a shed
In the Fall
Right before the Winter,
In my early Winter
I am sixty
That is all.


I built a shed
In the Fall
I ached,
Tho did not suffer
And sore each night
And alone,
I built a shed in the Fall
I am sixty
That is all.


Sore each night
And alone
I dreamt you held me
Once again,
When I was young,
Handsome and tall.


I built a shed
In the Fall
I am older now
That is all.

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