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The Firewood Poem, By : Celia Congreve

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The Firewood Poem

Beechwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year,
Chestnut’s only good they say,
If for logs ’tis laid away.
Make a fire of Elder tree,
Death within your house will be;
But ash new or ash old,
Is fit for a queen with crown of gold

Birch and fir logs burn too fast
Blaze up bright and do not last,
it is by the Irish said
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread.
Elm wood burns like churchyard mold,
E’en the very flames are cold
But ash green or ash brown
Is fit for a queen with golden crown

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Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke,
Apple wood will scent your room
Pear wood smells like flowers in bloom
Oaken logs, if dry and old
keep away the winter’s cold
But ash wet or ash dry
a king shall warm his slippers by.

7 responses

  1. My favorite is the apple! Great instructional poem πŸ˜‰

    July 24, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    • Hello GP πŸ™‚

      Thank you and very pleased you liked the post and apple wood ! and that you commented πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      • I regret that I rarely have the time to comment more often, but I do read them! Just this morning I had 2 more people requesting assistance with their relatives’ WWII service and I am not the only one using this computer – so my time is limited. But – I really do need to spend more time on my friends’ sites!!

        July 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm

  2. Love this post, Nigel! What would the long and cold winter days be without a lots of nice firewood. We have changed the firewood supplier severals times and and at long last we are very happy with the logs, now it’s oak. It’s dry and last long. I wouldn’t mind the smell of Apple and the scent of Pear as well. πŸ™‚
    Great poem, thank you! πŸ™‚

    July 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    • Hello Dina πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Great to here that you love your real fire’s and yes a winters night in is just perfect my the heat and smell of real wood.

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

      July 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

  3. I don’t think we’ve ever burned pear wood. Love apple.

    July 24, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      It great to think that every bit of the apple trees can be used in such great ways πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

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