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A Little Bit of Magic

The whine of a saw
and the scent of freshly cut wood
greets me as I open the workshop door.
Here in the cozy room
my husband creates magic
by turning long pieces of oak, walnut and birch
into rocking horses, shelves and burial urns.
Lacquer, varnish and a bit of paint
draw out the hidden beauty in the wood.
Day after day his skillful hands
make masterpieces that will last
long after he is gone.

By Marilyn Paul