Wednesday, August 11, 2010

still life with pottery






we are clay

He is potter

spinning, shaping, molding,

His hand bringing beauty from nothing

but a lump of shapeless mud.

it hurts sometimes.

but when His work is complete

there is fruit

for others to savor


joining hands with emily for
Imperfect Prose, today


23 comments:

B. Meandering said...

Beautiful tones in the bowls and wood. Simplicity is often the best.

Jodi said...

sigh....<3

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i actually also like the contrast in your bowl, 'tween the real and the gold?

Southern Gal said...

Ah, yes. The potter makes priceless works of art.

rebecca said...

this opens my senses
as i look through your heart.

Elisabelle said...

magnifiques poteries!!
beautiful:)

Melissa | Madabella: made beautiful said...

I like what Elisabelle said! ;)

Beautiful, indeed. May I be moldable clay formed in His hands...

Tracy said...

For imperfect, this looks pretty perfect to me... ;o) LOVE the beauty of those bowls and the simplicity of these scenes, and the golden glow, Leslie! Happy Day ((HUGS))

Claudia said...

this is nice - also like the pictures
sometimes i struggle with the sentence that god is the potter and forms us just as he likes - but i also thinks, he knows best..

B. Meandering said...

When I first viewed this, there were no words, so I only commented on the photos. The words are beautiful too and so true---wonderful pairing of pics and words.

Linda said...

Perfect images for your beautiful words. I love the analogy of the potter and the clay. I need so much molding and shaping!

emily wierenga said...

i LOVE this... the photos are absolutely beautiful. and your words... i am clay. he molds me through art. thank you leslie. thanks for linking. xo

Ruth said...

Beautiful Leslie He makes everything beautiful in His time.
Thank you for your lovely comments.

Ruth V

Vicki said...

beauty from nothing! God is so good!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how beautiful. They are so warm and golden!

rebecca said...

thank you for your lovely comment...
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come visit and share
haiku my heart fridays.

warmly,
rebecca

Rachel said...

Pretty pottery, and good words his shaping hurts sometimes but He is always good and works all things to the good of those who love Him. I like how you focused on the fruit that comes out of the shaping being used for others.

Emily Young said...

I love these photos - they look like paintings. And the new blog design is elegant, yet modern : )

Kim Hyland said...

Beautiful images and words . . "but when His work is complete there is fruit
for others to savor" Thank you.

Nancy said...

It does hurt sometimes...so glad emily has invited us to remind one another that there is beauty; it does come. Just lovely.

Shauna said...

I love it. so perfect, i love the image of starting with lumps of nothing and becoming a fruit to savor. beautiful.

Heather said...

Oh yes, yes!

Noelle Renee said...

Beautiful images and a lovely metaphor.
Noelle