A Broken Japanese Bowl by Kamal

Poetry Writing

Kintsukoroi means ‘to repair with gold’, the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer. When the Japanese people mend broken objects they glorify the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when somethings suffered damage in life it becomes more beautiful. A lovely poem says it all:

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls

That were made long ago

I have some cracks in me

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