Wednesday, December 5

A Poem for Thursday...dVerse week 73





Broken pottery

Broken pottery
Precious
Beloved pot
Long seen
Carressed and used
Once holding fragrance
Placed
In important spots
Gone
With one careless action
A thousand pieces of beauty
Now.

(Chinese proverb)

I suppose that this is really about the potter!....anyway he is looking much, much better!...glued together with tlc...or tablets maybe!

It's dVerse week 73 and so I'll try and link though the way I am at the moment...anything could happen. 
I've filled my quota of pics and so must make them all smaller so any posts are sans photo!!

16 comments:

  1. I love this! And I love that the Potter is doing better :)

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  2. a thousand pieces of beauty now...love that you find it even in the broken...and can still cherish what once was whole...

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    1. Brian...so glad that you got it!...do you know the old chinese proverb?...gorgeous.

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  3. Good news that the potter is improving - I suppose that poem is a good metaphor for someone who has been shattered by illness and is beginning to recover. Lovely poem anyhow.

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    1. It's amazing what a good bed, and a proper meal can accomplish in a couple of weeks!! still not out of the woods but perkier by the day!

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  4. Is this your poem or a Chinese proverb????
    Fun view of a pot

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    1. oh dear I have confused people...sorry...yes this is my poem...but there is a wonderful old chinese proverb stating that a precious pot, once broken and unrepairable, nevertheless is worthy as now one has a thousand beautiful pieces of ceramic! I hope that this helps Sabio.

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    2. Sabio...that is indeed some of the potters work...lots more on his flickr site...thankyou!

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  5. Gerry when I was younger and spent lots of time in the garden with my grandpa I used to find now and again different coloured little pieces of china and pottery in the soil. My first question used to be 'Grandpa what was this once?'then I would go and wash it and add it to my little treasure collection.

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    1. Rosie...I just love this thought...there is a saying that even the shards will be of use...love it!

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  6. Better a short period of pills gluing one together than some of the alternatives i have holding things sort of in place.

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  7. Good to know! This post must have done wonders for his spirits! Keep it up, both.

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  8. Lovely poem. The whole contains the broken and the broken becomes the whole.

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    1. thankyou for lovely comments! and "solitary walker" what a tender sentence that is!

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