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The Potter's Doll

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The Potter's Doll

'Twas  years  ago,  my  little  potter  girl,
  Her  tiny  hands had shaped  a  lump  of  clay.
   Little  fingers  in  artistic  moves  swirled,
    Sculpting  the  wet  earth  for  many a day.
     With a single  thought  that  for her mother it was..
      A  girl, a  fusion  of  kitten and a bird,
       Grave  thoughts, them she would whittle away.
        So  tranquil,  so  composed  her  art;
            Wondered  how  this  figure  she'd  carved...
               Gently as she  lifted  it  out  from her box,
                 Uncovered  her  treasure,  A  Clay  Doll--
                   Like  an  unpainted  relic,  raw in  form.
                     She  sat  with  hands  folded  in  her  lap,
                        The  swell  of  her  long  skirt  falling  around.                     
                         Unsmoothen'd  hair was  tied  in  a  knot,
                          From  her  ears  drooped  two  little  round  bobs.
                          On  her  face  she  had  put  a  nose,
                           On  her  bosom  had  placed  a  whorled  rose.
                           Wasn't  surprised  that  her  inspiration,
                            As  spoke of Romulus-Remus and artifacts Harappan,
                              So  had  to  be  of  ancient  civilization.
                                 The  doll,  like a  figurine  from  antiquity,  
                                    An  image  of  her  purest  soul.
                                      Unglazed,  unburnished  form  of  earth.
                                         In  its  quaintness, a  rare  beauty.  
                                           Has  imprints  of  a  little  artist's  hands,
                                             Her  delicate  fluid  touch  on  clay.


For Charlotte Puddifoot's contest : "Enter the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Poems"

For nette's contest : " Anything Handmade"      

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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 2:43:00 AM
    Beautifully expressed Gautami ! Congrats on ur win !!

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 6:59:00 PM
    Well-penned poem and congrats on the win, gautami

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 7:06:00 AM
    I am reading it again. Nice!

    phookan Avatar gautami phookan
    Date: 2/12/2014 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 7:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on the great write and win, Gautami! :) Really beautiful handmade clay doll, this was.

    phookan Avatar gautami phookan
    Date: 2/12/2014 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Giorgio!
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:51:00 AM
    Congratulations gautami xx

    phookan Avatar gautami phookan
    Date: 2/12/2014 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mandy Tams!
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:13:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Gautami

    phookan Avatar gautami phookan
    Date: 2/12/2014 3:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Joseph May!
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 5:54:00 PM
    so nice to see you on my winners' list, guatami, I get very proud and protective of my winners! lol I thought this was very enchanting, sweet and quaint; I could just picture this little girl's hands shaping the clay - congrats on your win in my contest :)

    phookan Avatar gautami phookan
    Date: 2/12/2014 3:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Charlotte! You have a very kind heart, my friend!
  1. Date: 6/11/2011 6:22:00 PM
    See others want to know more too! That's why you won, keep us coming back for more Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 3:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on your big win with this precious poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 11:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Anything Homemade"contest Gautami. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Gautami, congratulations on your win in Dr. Ram's contest with this beauty ;)

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 9:40:00 AM
    The imagery in beautiful gives sight to the reader. Enjoyed it much. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 9:49:00 PM
    Glad to see this was on the winners' list, Gautami. Congratulations to you.

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 2:56:00 PM
    An intriguing write and such a worthy win! Awesome, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 1:31:00 PM
    Such an interesting write I wanted to know more about the person making the doll and the doll! Oh do write and tell me "inspiration, As spoke of Romulus-Remus and artifacts Harappan," how these 2 lost wolf boys and Harappan? effected her in making the doll? SO interesting [I can explain centering too if you like?] Thanks for your kind comments! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 12:29:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading ..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 10:36:00 AM
    Many congrats on your win, Gautami : )

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 8:46:00 AM
    Congrats Gautami on your exciting win in Nette's contest with this fantastic creation in poetry my friend.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 8:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of nette, Gautami

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 7:43:00 AM
    To happen upon an artifact such as this, would be the find of a lifetime....and stirs the imagination to another age. Lovely poem, Gautami! Congratulations on your win!