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Pots Still

by Lydia Harris

Some are thumb-sized
tempered with shell,
buried close to the dead.
Others a baby might bathe in.

Zig-zagged pots,
pots with cavetto zones,
cordons applied,
herringbone incised.

Some have lugs and rims.

All are fired,
fusing the particles
almost waterproof.

3000 years ago they were clay.


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