Seduced By Wood Grain

Accidental Poet


Like a child in a toy store

I’m seduced by wood grain

Be it of Pine, Oak or Zebrawood

Darkened with mahogany stain


Natural wood with character

Oh, the stories that could be told

From floorboards and furniture

In a house of centuries old


Crafty hands that carve and shape

Wood sanded smooth to the touch

Loving fingers caressing finished wood

Of chairs, table and hutch


So sad to see

A tree cut down

But from wood to masterpiece

That sadness turns around


Made from wood

All beautiful works of art

From talented hands

And passionate heart


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2011


  • Author: Accidental Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 1st, 2018 05:06
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 158


  • Lorna

    Beautiful...... Yankee craftsmen........

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you for reading and your compliment Lorna.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Good to read this tribute to the craft used in bringing the gift of wood to a lustre within our lives - - lovely read.

    • orchidee

      A fine write AP. I'm the same, when I watch telly soaps - they're all made of wood, and not just the furniture! heehee.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks orchi. Telly soaps? You lost me on that one.

        • orchidee

          Oh things like - in the UK - Neighbours, Coronation Street, EastEnders, etc! Wooden acting. lol.

        • Tony36

          Great write

        • Michael Edwards

          I make small sculptures from driftwood - just love wood - and enjoyed the write AP

          • Accidental Poet

            Thank you Michael. You do wear many hats as an artist and craftsman.

          • FredPeyer

            Couldn't agree more with your beautiful poem. There is one wood that is absolutely gorgeous: curly koa!

            • Accidental Poet

              Curly Koa? I'll have to look that one up. Thanks Fred.

              • FredPeyer

                Check out this site, there is a nice picture of curly koa wood on the first page:

              • 2 more comments

              • Goldfinch60

                Very good write, as in all nature wood is amazing stuff the differences between the types is unending.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thanks for reading and your compliment Andy.

                • FineB

                  A superb write Accidental poet!

                  A vivid, imaginative insight into wood.

                  Keep writing

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thanks FineB. Appreciate your reading.

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