Posted in Etheree, May 2017

Heartstrings

Man with Guitar
Image from @poetryportrait

Paled

And poor

Dreams fading

Into the night

He clings to the hope

That his fingers will find

A new sound upon the strings

That will refresh his weary soul

To arise from the blue funk of woe 

And dance to the music of his heart

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( Portrait Prompt from @poetryportrait on Twitter )

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Posted in Etheree, May 2017

Mary

Banjos
Wood

Goat skin

Nylon strings

Master crafted

Instrument created

Unique from all the rest

In the hands of its creator

It has a soft voice all its own

That warms the heart and soothes the soul

A handcrafted Banjo named “Mary”

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Buy a Musical Instrument Day 

This poem is dedicated to a hand-crafted Banjo named “Mary” that was created by “Doc” Huff.

On thisBuy a Musical Instrument DayI would like to pay tribute to a very talented man and his family who hand crafts Banjos. “Doc” Huff of Doc’s Banjos in Dallas, OR creates unique Banjos from scratch using wood from the trees on his property. Doc builds these beautiful musical instruments by hand in his small log cabin workshop ( which he also built). Doc designs and cuts the wood, dyes the skins and adds special strings to create a one of a kind Banjo that is not only beautiful to look at but also beautiful to listen to. Doc’s wife Florisell and his three children also help with the crafting business and his daughter evens chooses a name for each Banjo created. 

If you are looking to purchase a Banjo or are just interested in Banjo making I invite you to visit Doc’s Banjos online or in person. It will be an experience you will surely enjoy.