Photograph of the dish.‘On the Sale of a 1,000-Year-Old Craquelure Chinese Dish for £10 million’ by Phillip Whidden The Society October 10, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Human Rights in China, News of Note, Poetry 1 Comment ~ Dedicated to Falun Gong practitioners facing persecution in China Brutality meets decency and then What happens? Hardness softens, or it cracks A little. Craquelure might happen when The decency is struck. Unless an axe Completely shatters bright compassion, right Can still survive, strong, beautiful, and calm. If brutal fists can smash its glow with might, They may be harmed, or like a rain-slicked palm The decency may rise. It sticks to truth Both bendingly and also with no bend. Forbearance that is pure will live in youth Forever. It should see no bitter end. __The lovely vases are repaired or ____Cast on wheels again. Kindnesses will soar. Reference: https://www.metro.news/1000-year-old-chinese-dish-just-5in-wide-is-set-to-fetch-10m/754205/ Phillip Whidden is a poet published in America, England, Scotland (and elsewhere) in book form, online, and in journals. He has also had an article on Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum est” published in The New Edinburgh Review. www.phillipwhidden.com Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response KennySmall November 16, 2017 I have checked your website and i’ve found some duplicate content, that’s why you don’t rank high in google’s search results, but there is a tool that can help you to create 100% unique content, search for: Boorfe’s tips unlimited content Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.