May 032011

Last month, the Tucson Clay Co-op supplied bowls for poets and poetry lovers to inscribe poems onto before glazing. My younger daughter Juliet and I participated, and then read the poems from our bowls along with a couple other dozen folks, with Tucson poet laureate Ofelia Zepeda, at Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea in Tucson last night. It was a wonderful gathering and lovely way to combine two different forms of art.

Here’s Juliet’s bowl and poem:

Juliet's bowl and poem

Juliet's bowl

Juliet’s poem is:


Some dads
get mad and
sad. But you’re
always glad.
I love you for who
you are and I love your
orange Subaru car.
I love you dad.
You’re the best dad
a girl could ever have.

:: gush :: What dad could ask for more than that? And here’s my bowl:

Simmons's bowl

Simmons's bowl and poem

Simmons's bowl and poem

My poem reads:

On Considering the Universe, Sweet Acacias
Blooming between Sidewalk and Street

Trunks glow blue
among yellow flowers:
whole constellations of them
in the dark branches
of the night.

This was the fourth annual poetry and pottery event but our first. We look forward to participating next year and thereafter!

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  1. That’s such a lovely combination of words and texture and color.

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