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The Glassblower a Poem by : Rhonda Baker

The Glass blower 2
Jerpoint Glass studios, County Kilkenny
Irish Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Glassblower

by, Rhonda Baker

Inside a building near the center of town
A glassblower’s love of glass is quite profound
With sweat on his brow and jacks firmly in hand
Lost in a piece oblivious to the land
People are gathered to observe the dance
To watch this unexpected miracle; as if by chance
To watch someone struggle with every fiber of their soul
To make the biggest, most colorful and stunning…Bowl?

The Glass blower 1.

It’s a madness for which no cure can be found
But one he’d gladly have, it’s that profound
For glass teaches a lesson that must be taught
Life; like glass must be wrought
And when illuminated, it shines so bright
Now seeing it’s beauty; what an awesome sight!

11/23/09
Rhonda Baker