The Hotter the Forge The Stronger the Sword


Joined April 2010

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The Hotter the Forge, The Stronger the Sword

The sword’s a symbol of great strength
As well as elegance
The blade can withstand great duress
If its metal is dense

Although the final sword is sleek
And smooth with mirror shine
It wasn’t always free of dents
Or a perfect straight line

The steel within its blade was not
Always so strong and stout
The path that the sword must take is
Not the most pleasant route

The raw, weak metal’s placed inside
A forge of blazing heat
And if that wasn’t bad enough
The swordsmith starts to beat

Upon the raw material
With hammer, unrelenting
Battering and pummeling
And shaping, reinventing

Stoking fire even hotter
Making the steel glow
Into the reinforced blade
That we have come to know

Every time its folded and
Is hammered out once more
Makes the blade even stronger
Down to its deepest core

Every centigrade of heat
That the forge does increase
Unlocks dormant potential
And more strength does release

We all are blades within the forge
And life is our swordsmith
Strength without an intense heat
Is no more than a myth

Just like the blade, you can not form
Unless the fire’s stoked
Unless the hammer’s brought down hard
And your true strength’s evoked



Hammer Las & Smeed Techniek Kampen. Thank you lots Wout and Jelmer!

Camera on tripod without flash.

Equipment: Eyes, hands, mind, soul, Canon Eos 30D

Max Aperture F3.51
ISO 400
Focal lenght 23 mm
No flash

  • Feature 16-12-2012 International Showcase
  • Feature 09-01-2013 Art Thou Ready Group

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