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The Potter's Wheel

Pulling with hands soft and smooth as glazed clay,
Her foot prods the pedal, turning the wheel.  
She basks in the bliss of a beautiful mess.
She's learned art is born from that carefree mess.
Moulding with hands caked in layers of clay, 
She makes artwork dance on that spinning wheel.
Her bones creak along with the aging wheel,
Silver hair spattered by flecks of sweet mess.
She glazes with hands rough and cracked as dried clay.
Beyond clay and wheel, life spins a fine mess.  

*Form: Tritina

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 7:29:00 AM

    I can see why this one was chosen, I enjoyed it even more reading it this time. Mood has such an impact when reading poetry. I am putting this one in my favorites.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 4:10:00 PM

    Heather, congratulations on your Ist place win! I'm sorry I'm a little late. I've been crazy busy but glad I got to read the other entries! Great work as usual. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 6:20:00 PM

    Congratulations Heather...beautiful form...I knew nothing about but you made it look so easy...Donna

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 10:13:00 AM

    Congrad's on your win. So nice to read a new form. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 7:39:00 AM

    congrats on ur win!! good 1

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 4:49:00 PM

    Just looking here to see how many congrats you got off this one. Awesome, and I hope they all truly READ it!!! It was so deserving of the first place win, sweetie, and thanks for realizing the hard work I put into that light hearted poem of mine.

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 12:38:00 PM

    Great! FAVing it. Congrats on 1st place. Love, Su

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 7:27:00 AM

    Wow, congrats...are you a potter by any chance? Enjoyed. BG

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 6:27:00 AM

    Heather, you are seriously tearing up the winner's page!! Awesome win!

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 5:45:00 AM

    Simplicity of brilliance, Thank You

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:47:00 AM

    Great write, congratulations ....Seren

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:11:00 AM

    Many congratulations on your grand win my dear friend, Heather! A great Tritina indeed! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:28:00 PM

    Hello Heather, this happens to be a xool and exciting new form in which Andrea, introduced for her contest. ~ CONGRATULATIONS with your awesome Tritina winning poem. Take Care, LINDA

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 8:48:00 PM

    Congratulations Heather! Life beyond the clay wheel sure does spin a fine mess:-)

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 7:08:00 PM

    I knew this would be the first place winner. Heather, I hope you realize how freakishly talented you are!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 12:18:00 PM

    Beyond the superb comparison of the wheel and life, the use of alliteration was nice, especially in the first verse. Congratulations, RAY

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 12:08:00 PM

    Heather awesome creativity, congrats!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 11:36:00 AM

    Well...You wheeled in the trophy!! Great job.

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 10:08:00 AM

    This is such a wonder it came out on top!! Congratulations, Heather!!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 6:17:00 AM

    Congrats for your big win Heather. Nicely illustrated with words. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 4:23:00 AM

    A great poem in this challenging form Heather!!Congrats on the big win.

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 1:50:00 AM

    Heather big congrats on your win, you make this sound almost sensual and erotic in a very good way...David

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 12:40:00 AM

    This was great. I enjoyed the wheel. Congrats

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 11:46:00 PM

    This was simply outstanding, Heather. And I am so glad that it was you who wrote it. I went completely blind on this one!! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 11:03:00 PM

    superb write friend Heather!! You deserved first place in Andrea's Contest. Big Congratulations on your grand win. Cheers!!! Love, Maria :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 8:17:00 PM

    Congratulations, Heather, on your top win. My sister was a potter in college; she was keeper of the wheel.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:48:00 AM

    Such a well stated piece... I believe I can truly be there... Reading this I feel like I am.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:34:00 PM

    I think this is great for the contest...I foresee it being close to the top...Caleb

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:08:00 PM

    You do an awesome job yourself! Yours seems to flow reall natural like. Beautiful messes reminds me of my sister. :) It feels like I'm right there watching the wheel.

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 3:50:00 PM

    Wow, Heather!! Way to go! I was too intimidated to attempt such a difficult form- you honestly couldn't have done a better job! Do you do pottery? I took classes in high school, it is a lot of fun! Love this poem darling- I also want to thank you for your very kind words on my recent poem. :)