The Loveliest Jar
A lovely jar
thrown in clay
by the Maker
See it cracked
chipped, smashed upon the ground
Shattered to dust and shards
Despair lingers until
the Maker comes
sweeps up each shard
Each grain of clay dust
He restores the jar
to greater beauty
My Quadrille for dVerse Poets Pub. Required word is jar.
I love the idea of repairing something to even a more beautiful state…lovely.
Anything is possible – molding and mending that clay jar
Indeed He does restore it to greater beauty. An inspiring write Linda.
A beautiful metaphor of faith and hope. Very nice, Linda.
Beautiful poem of resurrection!
And what is nice about mended pottery, the light shines through it. Lovely poem.
There is such special beauty is something that’s repaired, it requires a special maker and a special jar… lovely poetry.
LOVE this, Linda. I have read there is a culture that adds liquid gold to put pottery (jars, etc.) back together…in order to add even greater beauty to broken. As I am a testament to second chances, I truly believe God uses the broken, beautifully.
The Japanese do it. Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi Laquer is added to the gold so it will hold together.
YES! That’s it! I LOVE that.
It is beautiful work – part of their wabi sabi thang.