The 06/20/13 Joy Jar

20 Jun


Moi found this great little pot on sale. It is striped in hues of brown, gold, and orange. It is a happy little pot and let moi day again it was on sale. Moi will use it in the kitchen to store utensils. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is moi’s happy little pot.

I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter’s hand.”
Janet Fitch,
White Oleander

Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Bible, Romans 9:21

Said one among them: “Surely not in vain
My substance of the common Earth was ta’en
And to this Figure moulded, to be broke,
Or trampled back to shapeless Earth again.”
Omar Khayyam (“The Tent-Maker”),

All this of Pot and Potter–Tell me then,
Who is the Potter, pray, and who the Pot?
Omar Khayyam (“The Tent-Maker”),

There’s a joy without canker or cark,
There’s a pleasure eternally new,
Tis to gloat on the glaze and the mark
Of china that’s ancient and blue;
Unchipp’d, all the centuries through
It has pass’d, since the chime of it rang,
And they fashion’d it, figures and hue,

In the reign of the Emperor Hwang.
Here’s a pot with a cot in a park,
In a park where the peach-blossoms blew,
Where the lovers eloped in the dark,

Lived, died, and were changed into two
Bright birds that eternally flew
Through the boughs of May, as they sang;
‘Tis a tale was undoubtedly true
n the reign of the Emperor Hwang.
Andrew Lang, Ballade of Blue China

Turn, turn, my wheel! Turn round and round
Without a pause, without a sound:
So spins the flying world away!
This clay, well mixed with marl and sand,
Follows the motion of my hand;
For some must follow, and some command,
Though all are made of clay!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Keramos

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