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J. D. Sampson

Tonewood

Set aside the fact that wood was the major element of human development (fire) and without it we may be a completely different species. I wonder, where would music be if wood were removed from our history?

Take away Spruce and Strataverious would not have invented the perfect violin. Remove Sitka Spruce or Hard Rock Maple and Steinway may . . .

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August 08, 2014

The wood pile

by: Robert Frost

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Out walking in the frozen swamp one gray day,

I paused and said, ‘I will turn back from here.

No, I will go on farther—and we shall see.’

The hard snow held me, save where now and then

One foot went through. The view was all in lines

Straight up and down of tall slim trees

Too much alike to mark or name a place by

So as to say for certain I . . .

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July 08, 2014

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