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The Potter

As the master potter plies his wonderful trade
To mould the clay his design in his head is now laid
He shapes, he feels and he moulds it with care
The finished piece still in his dreams to be fair.

With his skill and inner eye he sees his masterpiece
But before he throws it, he needs to find inner peace.
His skill in knowing and loving and he has the knack
Making sure with any pressure his piece will not crack.

His piece is here, and now it needs to sit and slowly dry 
Before it’s placed in the fire in temperatures so high
A worrying time for the potter, in the heat of the fire
Will his masterpiece survive and it’s his fervent desire.

But the potter with his skill has learnt his trade well
And his piece will survive so he needn’t’ dwell
All the love he has lavished on his masterpiece
Will survive all the heat, and will now bring him peace.

© ~GG~ 27/02/2013

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 4:52:00 AM
    And the beauty he fashions in creating his art is the result of the love he holds in his heart.... Love ya....Jake

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 3:27:00 PM
    Mandy; This is beautiful. The Potter is a master in the making. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Yes i do believe that this a very cleverly written poem,, Mandy, one of creation, and the gift of loving, i really like this...

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:55:00 AM
    I'm loving this, Mandy...The Potter could be interpreted as: The Master Potter, God and his creation, man; and his creation, a gifted potter and his pottery! So very well done! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:10:00 PM
    as crafted as the artest finished work.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:09:00 PM
    love this clever write, Mandy - Congrats on your wins, my friend : )

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Outstanding poem. The metaphoric use of the Potter has been skillfully done. The conclusion reveals the depth of thought. Well done. Thanks for your appreciation of my poem All for You, Mandy. Love. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:39:00 AM
    Mandy a very cool write this is....David soup mail

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Dear Little Sister Mandy, Hope this finds YOU and OURS Healthy and High in the Spirit so many interpetations can be can be read into who the Potter is. I learn so much from YOUR Awesome POETRY, Sis, I feel I will one day be a POET such as YOU Into my Favs I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR LOVING Eternal Brother...Harry

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:24:00 PM
    nice one, mandy! i think this could apply to poets as well, don't you think? i love the whole image of the potter, though...

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:07:00 PM
    We are all pots of the Great Potter and potters ourselves of our creations. Your wonderful poem a pot is which is filled with the soil of wisdom! Fantastic work! May the great Potter bless You and your pot! Thank you!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:03:00 PM
    Mandy, your poem is wonderful, I so enjoyed reading it today, constance

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Your rhymes are always so easy...melodious. And by the way, the donkey is still alive and well!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Hello there!! It was a pleasure to read your work this morning. Take care and God bless you, Jancarl

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:35:00 AM
    This is a truly phenomenal write, you have outdone yourself with this incredible write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this wonderful poem this morning! What a creative piece you have written here Mandy, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:40:00 AM
    Creativity is really about the search for inner peace - when is the master piece finished, if not when the master and piece are one?