gibbous moon —
the blur of clay
on a potter’s wheel

4 Responses

  1. PJS Says:

    Very nice! Enjoyed

  2. haikuapprentice Says:

    Gibbous moon – lovely choice for a prompt Theresa.

    There always seems to be something almost clumsy about it. Then you have paired it with the image of a potter's wheel, and in that you have worked a complete transformation for me. The rustic, the imperfect, the artisan – these are some of the attributes of that most highly prized Japanese aesthetic of "wabi". On your potter's wheel today, in that blur of creativity that is the very opposite of a sharply focused scientific or engineered product, you have crafted a wabi moon for me, and called me to pause and marvel at and appreciate the imperfect, the amateur, the crafted. In a reductionist and consumerist society, this is something our culture so desperately needs to be reminded of. Because of course, we are all intimately wabi and sabi. And our lives are passing in a blur.

    Wonderful, powerful poem.


  3. Theresa C. Says:

    Thank you PJS and Strider for reading and for your comments and astute observations.


  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    What a wonderful comparison – and Strider's comments have really enriched this one for me.


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