Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A True Sportsman


The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song.
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
The woods and the streams belong.

There are thoughts that moan from the soul of the pine,
And thoughts in the flower-bell curled,
And the thoughts that are blown from the scent of the fern
Are as new and as old as the world
.

~ Sam Walter Foss

4 comments:

chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

I think that St Francis is one my favorite pieces of yard art in your yard. What is he made out of? Is he wood?

No Rain said...

chigiy,
The St. Francis is by Jim Shore--Heartwood Creek (Enesco). It is 22 inches tall and it's made of stone resin, so it is impervious to the elements. However, direct sunlight is not recommended. There is a new St. Francis statue out now that features rabbits, squirrels and birds.

The Duck Herder said...

Hello no rain

I found my way to your blog through sweetpea. Thank you for the lovely poem. I also very much like St Fancis.

Cheers
the duck herder

farmingfriends said...

What an interesting sculpture.
Sara from farmingfriends