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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wrecked by Raku

A kiln is built
with an arched roof
a chimney hole
a removable door
and a peekaboo

glazed bisque placed
in the preheated oven
turns hot orange -
matching the walls
without melting

the door is removed brick by brick
and long tongs reach for one
piece at a time to bury
in sawdust while a pail
waits to smother flames


one smoking piece at a time is
baptized in a bucket of water -
we gasp as humble clay
surprises us with patches of
unpredictable beauty





George Lowe and Daniele Maeder doing Pottery Vespers - Holden Village 2016 

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