Kintsugi

 

hold the wind in my arms

ghost trees toss

their shrouds of

pale cloth

while wave-feathers trail

white-peacock fringes

behind surges

irreparable

over rocks

as my tin-can heart

soaks up

songs from

half-forgotten harmonicas

I’m poised

a broken-bevel jewel

seeking kintsugi

to gild old scars

 

 

kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with strands of gold lacquer

Photo:  Claire Doble

2 comments

  1. Lovely piece Claire, – ‘half-forgotten harmonicas’ is terrific image. So like that kintsugi is about noticing the scar or broken-ness of the cup rather than hiding it, repairing it or glossing it over. (Nice photo too, is that Port Kembla in the far distance? – my home town).

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