Vases Made of Mud

Vases made of mud must pass
Quickly through the looking-glass;
They are bouncing with the strain.
The white pitcher groans again
In a rhythm dark and deep
Of a work that will not keep
Till your dallying is done.
See, bright smears of morning sun
Lie heavy on the table!
Sing of them, if you’re able,
Though your tongue may clang like brass—
Do not let this moment pass!

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #240
More Pantry of Poetry and Prose #4 at Poets United

Posted on November 17, 2019, in Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. For the safety of my family I have a strict no-singing policy until I’ve had my first cup of tea. Then the morning sun can be appreciated the way it was meant to be.

  2. Here we is, alright & we be them, eh? Sing it out! Yee-haw! Well done, Teacheroo.

  3. “Do not let this moment pass!” – Since my singing is more of a raspy gasp of dying notes, I will apply that phrase to other areas. Thank you, Teacher.

  4. I like the call to action near the end 😀 sometimes we need to switch gears when it comes to getting work done!

  5. Oh… I love the moment even better without a song… but like Rommy says .. give me a cup of tea

  6. The white pitcher groaning is a cool and unexpected idea…..I love it.

  7. Temporary and true is the moment. Let us sing while we’re here. Lovely! Thank you!

  8. Wow–the shifting of expected textures in this is wonderful. Love the smears of sunlight.

  9. I see this acted out in a play setting, something like Beauty and the Beast’s dishes dancing scene.

  10. Let all the earthen vessels sing this song!

  11. I love this! You do rhyme and rhythm so well – and mood.

  12. Well your poem really bounced along (as they usually do). There is so much we should appreciate in life and you often show this in your amusing poems.

  13. LOL… tea first, please, even if white pitchers be groaning!

  14. Well now. I like this!

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