Sijo - Opject Lower Form (after Jin Eui Kim ceramics)
A flying saucer lands on my shelf it spins before my eyes.
Heft of a discus in my hand waiting to be thrown again.
All revolves around the still centre of your black pupil.
Ceramic Beauty Opject Spherical Form (for Korean potter Jin Eui Kim)
The Korean pot is frozen motion, the beauty
of its ribbed body invites visual meditation.
Sober colours, white, grey, black and pale
steel blue kiss each other beneath the glaze.
A tongue of light licks its smooth skin raising
a slick wet highlight on these perfect curves.
Colin Pink’s poems have appeared several times in The Ekphrastic Review and in various literary magazines such as Poetry Ireland Review, Acumen, South Bank Poetry, Magma, Under the Radar, Poetry Salzburg Review and Poetry News and online at Ink Sweat & Tears, Blue Nib, and The High Window. He has published two poetry collections: Acrobats of Sound, 2016 from Poetry Salzburg Press and The Ventriloquist Dummy’s Lament, 2019 from Against the Grain Press.
8/28/2020 09:54:06 am
Very clever Colin, I really like those 2 words "frozen motion," so descriptive, I wrote something similar about a Japanese bowl I got obsessed with ... first day back, with face to face reference work at the British Library humanities reading room, always interesting what people do research on and our post covid procedures ... keep writing!!
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