Friday, January 11, 2013

Containment, a Poem by Jack Troy

Jack Troy Cup

Containment by Jack Troy

I have picked up, moved, shaped,
and lightened myself of many tons of clay,
and those tons lifted, moved, and shaped me,
delivering me to this living-space
I wake and move about in,
space perhaps equal to that I have opened and enclosed
in plate, cup, bowl, jug, jar.
I am thankful no one ever
led me to the pit I'd help to make in Earth,
or showed me all the clay at once.
I'm grateful no one ever said, There.
That heap's about a hundred fifty tons.
Go make yourself a life.
And oh, yes, here's a drum of ink.
See what you can do with that.
I wouldn't have known where to begin.

This poem can be found on Jack Troy's website. The poem is from, "Calling the Planet Home" by Jack Troy. You can read more about his book of poems at Jack Troy's website

Pottery Show and Sale
Special Guests are David MacDonald and Jack Troy
June 1-2, 2013
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-4
at Bulldog Pottery - 3306 US Hwy 220 Alt
Seagrove, NC
hosted by Bruce Gholson, Samantha Henneke, and Michael Kline
On Sat. light buffet, music, demos, poetry, & conversations about all things clay
On noon is the Potters Potluck- all are welcomed

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