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wheel thrown pottery

coils of clay willingly yield-

master potter's touch

 

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12/14/2018
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wheel thrown pottery coils of clay willingly yield- master potter's touch Submitted on 12/19/2018 "End December 2018, Any Form, Any Theme, Up to a Max of 20 Lines” Poetry Contest Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor

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Date: 12/28/2018 8:50:00 AM
From my very childhood till date I have s special attraction on pottery I like the word 'willingly' most suited for the sentence.
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Date: 12/28/2018 11:01:00 AM
Anisha, I have a special attraction to it also, but the last time I tried it was in school over 50 years ago! Oh, my... someone's getting old. Thank you for your lovely comment :) ~Mark
Date: 12/23/2018 8:08:00 AM
Very nice, Mark.
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Date: 12/28/2018 10:59:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea! ~Mark
Date: 12/19/2018 7:55:00 PM
I've done pottery before and it is a very tricky process you have the have the equal amount of clay to water lol, good luck on the contest!
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Date: 12/19/2018 10:49:00 PM
Nancy, thanks for the encouragement and the pottery tip too! ~Mark
Date: 12/18/2018 4:51:00 AM
Dear Mark, the true mark of a poet is the fact that like clay we can mold ourselves to every emotion and form, but we all have our fav. don't we. Thank you for sharing such a delightful little poem, I loved it. Congrats. I think your a winner by far xo
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Date: 12/18/2018 10:15:00 AM
Pixie Dust, thank you so much for your kind and gracious words of encouragement. You've made my day! ~Mark
Date: 12/17/2018 3:45:00 PM
Mark, beautiful, I would love to try molding clay one day ~
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Date: 12/17/2018 4:40:00 PM
Constance, I too would like to do the same. I perceive, however, molding clay is a similar process to what we do as poet's. As an example, consider our entering poetry contests. We have our supply of clay along with design specifications from the sponsor, and then we throw our clay on the poet's wheel and proceed to manipulate the words, rhyme, meter, etc. Sometimes it's a straight-line to the finished product. Other times we have to take our ill-formed poem, smush it into a lump again, and start all over. Then we work it over and over until we've crafted what we accept as the finished product. Regardless of our placement in the contest (lol...or N/A), we have still crafted something that is unique to us; plus we're also able to learn from others at the same time. Sorry for the TMI :) See you at the poet's wheel! ~Mark
Date: 12/15/2018 7:12:00 AM
That tough makes beautiful things, as such as your mind to the words, lovely imagery.
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Date: 12/15/2018 10:51:00 AM
Casarah, what a kind and thoughtful comment :) Thank you so much for stopping by. ~Mark
Date: 12/15/2018 3:11:00 AM
right on...with gravity...all change on spinning things tends toward a spiral
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Date: 12/15/2018 9:58:00 AM
Sand blown, what an intellectually delightful comment! I didn't think about gravity's effect. And then there's the Fibonacci numbers, sequence, golden ratio... now my head is spinning! ~Mark
Date: 12/15/2018 2:35:00 AM
Thanks for reminding me that since God is the perfect and master Potter, He knows best how to mold me; all I need to do is yield to Him. Thanks for sharing. God bless you. By the way, I thank you for inspiring me to use "word-couplet series" for poems on "sermons/preachings" I listened to. I posted two poems already.
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Date: 12/15/2018 9:51:00 AM
Beata, you are very welcome. You understand the `method to my madness' :) I've read your eight-word couplet series "Servants of God" and your ten-word couplet series "Servant-Leader." I am thankful that you have made the "word-couplet series" your own by expanding it to encompass x number of words (8, 10, and could be even more or less!) What this shows it that the form is a living form that will take on variations according to the will and needs of the poet. You have greatly encouraged me with your gracious and thoughtful comments. ~Mark
Date: 12/14/2018 10:29:00 PM
It's a lovely art indeed, Mark. Harder than it looks. Love your poem.
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Date: 12/14/2018 11:01:00 PM
Line, thank you for stopping by with your lovely comment. ~Mark