|Detail from: Between Heaven and Hell,1989, Jacek Yerka|
Coffee grinders, rusty scales,
early pewter, crocks, and tins--
never knowing where they’ve come from,
never knowing where they’ve been.
One man’s trash, another’s treasure…
butter churns and samplers sewn;
I collect these wondrous pieces,
and cherish each as though my own.
Passing down through generations
simple treasures from the past,
created by a craftsman’s hands--
built for use and built to last.
I am just the current keeper,
one of many in the chain,
the history of each runs deeper;
when I’m gone they will remain.
© Ginny Brannan 2013
Written for The Mag #162. Image provided by Tess Kincaid.
She provides the image, and we the story!!
And yes, I love country primitives, and really do collect such things...
|My kitchen counter|