Day 213

photo by Michelle Johnsen

photo by Michelle Johnsen

I want to make pots and bowls

from the silt laced clay of the

shady wet stream banks

snaking through our forests.

Want to scoop

thick hand fulls of the heavy

gray earth

into waiting baskets

and coil thick ropes

around and around and around

until I have a vessel,

smooth, round and deep.

I want to place it in the burning hot

bed of coals

of the

large hard-wood fire in the meadow

and watch the smoke


in a strange kind of alchemy,

drying and baking.

Creating something from nothing

and nothing from something


Thank you for listening,



photo by Wilson Alvarez

photo by Wilson Alvarez




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