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The Tea-bowl

The tea-bowl is clay
Shaped by hands that are
Following the wish of the clay
To become
A place   a point   a picture
That will hold your attention
And give you stillness
Finding balance and lightness
Absorbed in simplicity

It is hardened by fire
To give it durability
So you can hold it
Drink the tea from its hollow
And absorb its expression

Jesper Nielsen