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 ~ 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 Related Post ‘Summer Storm’ by Dave Blanchard As forecast now the sound of her arriving… That distant rumble from the driveway heard; A nearer clap, as though the night reviving Within the rush... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.