It’s large enough to lair an animal.
Gravelled, rich-red, its slabs
Roughly rhyme around its opening.
One smooth black lip binds its craggy lip:
Night kisses a mountain.
It is pocked in silver as if
Fire dragged its starlight to the surface:
A crime of green
Found a home here
When flame collided with clay.
In response to Jar. Tsubo. Muromachi Period 15th Century-16th Century Shigaraki, Japan.
Stoneware. National Gallery Victoria.
The Wabi-sabi Storage Jar
1 March 2017