A coffin-joiner’s prayer

SYP coffin planks

Pine planks before the coffin-works

A coffin-joiner’s prayer

O length of plank, be straight and true
And form thyself to something worth
An unrepeatable life on this magnificent Earth

We have been making a lot of coffins lately here at Piedmont Pine Coffins. It takes about 12 hours to make one, so there be time to think.

Though each box will go to a person who was a mixture of disappointing failings plus wondrous aspirations and triumphs, the best you can say is this: Each box will hold a person who was a unique iteration of spirit and clay, an unrepeatable, magnificent creation.

That our coffins might be worthy!