Aisha’s Egypt: The Potter’s Wheel

Egyptian potter with vase on wheel

The Potter’s Wheel
Spinning like the Potter’s wheel
Ancient days and ancient ways
Traverse this earth in cycles
Spinning into foggy dawn
Recycling into sunset
In boring revolution
Time without evolution
Spinning like the Potter’s wheel
Until the potter is gone
Swallowed by oblivion
Ancient days and ancient ways
Unnoticed until missing
Like faithful dedication
Enduring pain with patience
Or aging gracefully
Spinning like the Potter’s wheel
Finally the ancient ways
Spin into eternity
© 2015 Aisha Abdelhamid
Dedicated to the Potter’s wife, whose husband is now passed away –
May God have mercy on him, his family, and us all.

A few more photos of the Potter’s workshop, kiln, and pottery for sale:

pottery kiln and workshop and pottery for sale-small
pottery for sale on table
potter with vase on wheel-small

38 thoughts on “Aisha’s Egypt: The Potter’s Wheel

  1. Wonderful Poem Aisha.. Such skill in creating pottery.. And your poem both inspiring and poignant , And saddened to hear the potter is now passed..

    Lovely to catch this post of yours.. Hope all is well with you.
    Love and Blessings
    Sue xx


    • Ahh, that’s much better! who told WP to spam you, how crazy!!! but it’s fixed now, no worries. I’m so happy to see you, Dearest Sue, how have you been? Summer was amazingly busy here, but slowing down now, hopefully. Thanks so much for the visit and your beautiful words! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • I had missed your posts, 🙂 You have such talent within your poetry Aisha..
        Yes it happened because I caught up on one blog and left about 10 comments in succession on their posts the last few disappeared, Thankfully I could log in with my other email account for my Gardening blog, but the only draw back with that is that WP does not respond it back to my notifications so I don’t get to see replies unless I return to the actual blog..
        Hopefully all is sorted now Fingers crossed xx

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    • Thanks very much for your kind welcome! Yes, I’ve been quite busy all summer, but alhamdulillah things are slowing down a bit,and insha’Allah I will get back to my fun here in my oasis. Great to see you too! ❤ ❤ ❤


    • I translated this with and got: Your poetic homage to the poem Töpferfee I really like and the fantastic images create the emotional atmosphere …

      Thanks very much, and greetings from Egypt, I enjoy your photographs very much too! – hope this is translated properly:
      Vielen Dank und Grüße aus Ägypten, genieße ich Ihre Fotos sehr viel zu!


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