BULLY IN THE BLOCK
Cottonwood bark, a most social wood,
It beckons "Please come carve me,
For I hold within a secret gift
Your heart and knife can carve free."
While bully basswood, just a plain, hard block
Makes a beginner want to quit.
It challenges in its' harder wood way
"Ya wanna make somethin’ of it?"
Where cottonwood enjoys release
Of the treasure hidden within,
Basswood fights me all the way,
Leaving blisters as proof on my skin.
But a carver I intend to be,
So I'll fight the bully bass.
I'll take its' challenge.
I'll change its' shape.
At least for this one class!
Vicki Taylor - Fall 2005