Incredible detail of ancient Chinese Pottery by Yvonne (Li Chieh) Lu.
Poem by Lyon Sharman (1917)
There are porcelains a-plenty wrought by skill,
Hard as jade, sweet-toned as a bell,
In a hundred shapes that trades-folk sell:
Wine-cups, rice-bowls, lanterns, plates,
Tea-pots, snuff-bottles, vases with mates.
There are porcelains a-plenty wrought by skill.
There are porcelains made by no man’s will-
Miracles, they, of the kiln and fire,
Outwitting dreams, outrunning desire;
Fashioned when genii blew the coals;
Decreed for the reverence of man’s souls.
There are porcelains made by no man’s will.