shaping class (no preconceptions)

to make a shape
I must first
make
‘no shape’

how
you may ask
can I make
‘no shape’

watch me

I will show you

with that
he took clay
very obviously molded
into a round ball
and attacked it

with both his hands
he kneaded
squashed
squeezed

pulled apart
and reunited

so hard
he went at his task
that a sheen of perspiration
prickled into existence
on his brow

when he had finished
what he held
was
a distortion
of what had been

now

he said
in a voice
that cracked
slightly
as he spoke

now
I can create

I can impose
my shape

~

Poem #447 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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