singing bowl ㅅ

the next consonant :ㅅ, in a series of poems about a singing bowl, written after Robert Okaji’s shutters poems. go here to read the original prolegomenon.

 

it warps the needy out
of sorts with earthly matters
like a top reaching the
tumble of its pirouette,
tells them with tottering
vowels & consonants,
to be consoled
that it is pledged
to stay with them,
a varnish for
the beams of the roof
a soluble ting seeped
into the clay walls
the rug & the tea pot,
the glaze that films
the white porcelain;
-it keeps moisture out the grain
& insulates bellies
-a figurine of the deity without
a carcass held together
with clay, brass or skin

-an intangible form that lives
until the monk
is hungry again

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kaushik Prasad says:

    beautifully penned. 😊

    1. cheers Kaushik. 7 to go until the end of this series.

      1. Kaushik Prasad says:

        I wish you well. I would greatly appreciate it if you could have a look at my page as well, would love to hear your views. Cheers!😊

      2. i’ll have a look when i get a minute.

      3. Kaushik Prasad says:

        Of course.☺

      4. i left you some comments on your blog & followed.

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