Of porcelain

throwing by an expert potter
appears graceful, appears
effortless, but a rotating mass of clay
possesses energy and momentum
the slightest mishandling
causes the work to become
uncontrollable

from wikipedia

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3 thoughts on “Of porcelain

  1. matthew says:

    perhaps

    “the slightest mishandling of which”

    ?

    lovely, though. i had a friend in college (still have the friend, i suppose) and this is a spot-on description of throwing.

  2. Hi Matthew — or maybe a period just before and a new sentence at that point? I’m having a punctuation mutiny these days and am letting it work itself through my system, like a cold virus.

  3. Dick says:

    This captures the sense of dire warning most elegantly!

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