†††††††† WOOD FIRES
Beech wood fires burn bright and clear,
If the logs are kept a year.
Oaken logs burn steadily,
If the wood is old and dry.
But ash dry or ash green,
Makes a fire fit for a queen.
Logs of birch wood burn too fast,
Thereís a fire that will not last!
Chestnutís only good , they say,
If for long itís laid away.
But ash new or ash old
Is fit for a queen with a crown of gold!
Poplar makes a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke!
It is by the Irish said,
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread.
But ash green or ash brown
Is fit for a queen with a golden crown.
Elm wood burns like churchyard mould,
Even the very flames are cold.
Apple logs will fill your room,
With an incense -like perfume.
But ash wet or ash dry
For a queen to warm her slippers by!
WOOD FIRES POEM 2
Logs to burn, logs to burn, logs to save the coal a turn
Here's a word to make you wise when you hear the Woodman's Cries,
Never heed his usual tale, that he has good logs for sale,
But read these lines and really learn, the proper kind of logs to burn.
OAK logs willwarm you well, if they are old and dry;
LARCH logs of pinewood smell, but the sparks will fly
BEECH logs for Christmas time
YEW logs heat well
SCOTCH,it is a crime for anyone to sell
BIRCH logs will burn too fast,
CHESTNUT scarce at all
HAWTHORN logs are good to last, if cut in the fall.
HOLLY logs will burn like wax, you should burn them green;
ELM logs are like smouldering flax, no flame to seen.
PEAR logs and Apple logs they will scent your room
CHERRY logs across the dogs, smell like flowers in bloom.
POPULAR logs the "matchstick" wood, left to thoroughly dry; will make the best kindling to light your fire by.
But ASH logs, so smooth and grey, burn them green or old
Buy all that come your way as they are worth their weight in gold!!!