Archive for Walt Whitman

The Song of the Broad Axe

Posted in Carbon, Forestry, New Modern Vernacular, RockDale Mill Beam, Scheidegger Forest Shelter, Wisconsin Land Ethic, Wooden Architecture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2010 by Myaker


Where equanimity is illustrated in affairs

helve produced from a little seed sown

Shapely Naked

boundless impatience of restraint

Nothing endures but personal qualities

Where the populace rise at once

the dead advance as much as the living

beggarly arguments

actions that rely on themselves

Superior Being

never ending audacity of elected persons

glad clear sound

To be lean'd and to lean on

served those out of mind

doors giving many entrances

bracing the earth

Welcome all

children to be

laws of nature

shapes arise

Away! using axes

Independence the natural life of the woods


Chop, Chop, Chop ….

Posted in Building, Forestry with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by Myaker

Practice Forestry

Solid Forest , Wharton Esherick, Song of the Broad Axe,1924

Build in Rhythm

Building , Wharton Esherick, The Song of the Broad Axe 1924

Plant trees

Beauty of Woodsmen , Wharton Esherick, The Song of the Broad Axe 1924

Weapon, shapely, naked, wan!  
Head from the mother’s bowels drawn!  
Wooded flesh and metal bone! limb only one, and lip only one!  
Gray-blue leaf by red-heat grown! helve produced from a little seed sown!  
Resting the grass amid and upon,          
To be lean’d, and to lean on

Walt Whitman