Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, POTTERY MAKER, by MARGARET MARCHAND BROWN

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POTTERY MAKER, by                
First Line: Yellow the pueblo, sun!
Last Line: To a woman.
Subject(s): Craftsmanship; Pottery And Potters; Women

Yellow the pueblo, Sun!
Tanoa squats with her clay, kneading,
Coiling rope on rope of rich red earth,
Pinching, molding.
O Sun, dry the tall olla!
Tanoa's eager brown hands are waiting,
Mixing chalk and water, pointing
Her yucca brush.
A good urn like Tanoa's
Must sell for much gold, considering
What Those Above gave for the making
To a woman.

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