Gayle Sweeney

Rookie - 21 Points (1955 / USA)

An Appalachian Bowl


A patch of feathered cloud white
is glazed inside the center
Of the small, round handmade bowl -
Kiln fired, down from by the Tennessee mountains.
The hint of the cloud has embedded blue rings around it -
Soaring sky blue and then deep exquisite blue.
Midnight blue tops the edge of the pottery.
The white and blue are luminous -
A piece of the Appalachian sky!

Submitted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Edited: Friday, September 28, 2012

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Comments about this poem (An Appalachian Bowl by Gayle Sweeney )

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (6/26/2014 6:12:00 PM)

    How wonderful that you find poetic nature even in the picture on a bowl. Read mine – Hand Haying –
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 262 Points Joseph Anderson (3/5/2011 8:55:00 AM)

    Gayle-another of your fine paintings in poetical terms-good
    work-worth a 10 and I hope this gets through.
    Joe (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Knight (3/1/2011 5:46:00 PM)

    Ahhh GAYLE - The Appalachian Mountains - TENNESSEE - wonderful in any Season but perfect in the Summer. I love the way you describe the colours in the glaze on the bowl and then relate to the Appalachian Sky - Awesome. Thanks for sharing - Your Friend - JOHN. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lynn Glover (2/25/2011 9:09:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem done by very, very great poetess. A bowl and the Appalachian mountains is just great. Thanks for a great write. Lynn (Report) Reply

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