Initiate, regulate, source of debate
Inflate, subjugate, terror spate
Dominate, suppress hate
Race you to the corner gate
Mates, dates, match make
Abide, obeyed, message failed
Peace maker, treaty take
Anticipate fate, embrace
Loved too late
Fleeting, fragile / Hand made clay / vessel overflowing / temporal decay
I’ve laid bare all the fault lines
The cracks in the glaze
Dents of time, shards re-assembled
Re-fired, hand painted and saved.
From far away each seems whole
The fault lines form
An intricate filagree pattern
As if from an Artists’ hand.
Closer seen weakness revealed
No longer a pedastal piece in museum
A working vessel, much used and loved
Content seeps out slowly, replenished from above.
Raku pottery image source
We are often asked if we can refire a broken pot or a statue and make it “perfect” again. A potter simply cannot refire a pot and make it whole again. (Source)
cold dark hard stone / compressed ages / crazy love / diamond shine.
Piled dry parched / under barren sky / delinquint spark rests / beside ignite.
Illuminable reside / rest surrender / hide.
Fuel pile high / heavy dry / coerce embers / elated fly.
Buried ash Wednesday / live breathe / fanned funneled / exalted hearth high.
Relentless Westerly / battered antique bones / breathe weary / rugged stone hill.
Shines its testament / from stain glass sill / to living room throne / cast iron will.
A word collage of quotes from my reading today…
“Blessed be the man who took notice of me
Relative, Guardian, Redeemer of my family
Removed his sandal as a vow
to renew her life.”*
“We don’t talk much but I believe
we have a more complete communion
with one another than even lovers have.
We are two minute sparks of life
what does he know of I or I of him?
Formerly we should not have
A single thought in common
now we sit with a goose between us
and feel in unison
are so intimate
that we do not even speak.”**
*The Book of Ruth- NRSV Bible
**”All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque, p.85. (HEB London, 1986)