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Marge Tindal
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Hands Of The Potter

~*Marge Tindal*~

I am but the potter's clay
thrown upon the wheel to lay
Awaiting gentle touching hands
to mold me into more than sand

Wet caress spun with ease
artfully crafted gentle squeeze
Finishing touch crimp of edge
set to dry upon the ledge

Coated with a splash of glaze
left to dry another day
Placed in kiln for easy baking
I am but a vase in making

Admired for the beauty of his art
I am molded from his heart
Hands so gentle did create
this vase to hold a flower in wait

Until someone takes me home
crowning flowers for my throne
I am but the potter's clay
waiting here in quiet display


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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1 posted 04-21-2001 11:25 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Now why did this bring tears to my eyes? Because, it's beautiful.....   SEA
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This is lovely Marge.  So well done. Joyce
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Such a quiet, thoughtful piece, and so full of metaphor....

more, please....
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Oh Marge ... I really enjoyed the soft, tender sentiments in this lovely treasure ... just beautiful!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Your words, each a lovely vessel within themselves. Precious thoughts you've shared with us.

                   Coal
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Marge,
You presented quite a pot and with a flower.
Lovely write. *L*
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7 posted 04-22-2001 09:57 AM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Margie girl, I came here to leave a small gift for you and instead you've gifted me with this beauty. Utterly fabulous dear heart.

I've printed this out and you will be posted on the walls, superb love truly awesome


Take care love as always
                Mushy
                  

Take back the hope you gave,- I claim
Only a memory of the same
Robert Browning


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Marge--so beautiful and delicate you pull form from a thought...and that is art.
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... and a lovely potter's vase indeed... teeming with ever stunning bouquets...
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Wonderful rythum Marge....great description of a beautiful art....I have been absent for a while but I see your talents have not diminished any..   It's great to read your words again.....take care!
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SEA~
Cause you're a softie, like me !

Joyce~
Thank you for enjoying it.

Karilea~
Thanks so much for all your encouraging replies.

Kit~
I appreciate knowing you enjoyed it.

Coal~
Thank you for the thoughtful reply.

Seymour~
Awww !  You're a sweetie !

Marsha~
You ALWAYS delight me with your gift of heart.

Martie~
How I appreciate you recognizing that ...
you're a doll !

Nan~
Thank you so much.

ETHome~
'Bout time you came 'home'.
You've been missed.
Thank you for the read, my friend.
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

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A number of years ago, I experience a series of losses and was moved to write a trilogy, part of which was used in eulogy. I too used the image of we as vessels from the potter's wheel. This image for me says it all. How wonderfully you have written for us. How very gentle your words. ~Shalom

"I am not now that which I have been."

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Julian~
How pleasing to this poet to know that I touched a memory for you.

I have always felt I was a vessel,
into which the thoughts of others are gathered.
It gives me great satisfaction to share the pouring of those thoughts with others.

Your reply has made my day.
Thank you so much.
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Marge Tindal
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for Isobel from Australia~

Thank you for the Story of the Teacup,
so reminded me of this one~
He is just never done with the molding of us, now is He ?

Love you, my friend~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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I'm so glad I stumbled onto this one....

For eleven years now that verse, Jeremiah 18:4, has resided in a simple black frame, at the corner of my office desk. Some day perhaps I'll tell you why...meanwhile, I'll just say it warms my heart to see those words woven into something beautiful.

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______________Ratleader______________

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Dear Marge

This is absolutely beautiful!!!  I'm glad that my sending you the 'Story of the Teacup' reminded you of this beauty!

Love Isobel ox

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how lovely
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