Hello and welcome back to Poetic Resurrection. The poem FOLLOW is a combination of various dreams which represent past lives. Written in prose, I envisioned a pottery maker in the year 300 B.C. Keeping the feeling of what I experienced and after extensive research on what kind of pottery was being made in this era, I wrote the first part. Here a glimpse of the first section and the reading. Soon to be released on Amazon. Enjoy!
Fire burns tall in the kiln. Hues sway of saffron, cardinal, amber with hints of cobalt mesmerize as the salty drops from the forehead—stings eyes. Hands bleed from the dryness of yellow clay creating blood henna. Craft soldiers for Emperor Qin Shi Huang—molding soldier’s figure, carve fine details. Body aches from laboring days, thoughts of children playing, yearning family. Outside the screams of whips upon the skin of convicts in this blistering purgatory. Death visited before thirty-eight years, my handmade tile—tombstone. Ask and it shall be given—silence. Yet, I followed.