Welcome to the Kintsugi Poets Society BlogHop
Theme ~ The Darkness
Broken words whispered in The Dark
Join us for 7 days of Dark Poetic Beauty that will pierce your soul and tear open your heart.
Enter into the dark, unseen spaces of our hearts and souls
and listen to the broken whisperings of our unspoken thoughts.
This is a week to celebrate the terrible beauty of words that can pull a tear from your eye, wrench a cry from your heart and uncage the power of the soul.
I am very proud to introduce you all to The Kintsugi Poets Society.
The inspiration behind The Kintsugi Poets Society has been pregnant in my mind for a long time now. I wanted to form a society of poets as passionate about poetry as I am. I envisioned a society of poets sharing the dark, unseen spaces of their souls and hearts, whispering the unspoken thoughts in their minds. Poetry is the true balance in the world for me. It is the dark to the light and the light to the dark…
The story of KINTSUGI may have begun in the late 15th century, when the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a damaged Chinese tea bowl back to China to be fixed. It returned held together with ugly metal staples, launching Japanese craftsmen on a quest for a new form of repair that could make a broken piece look as good as new, or better. Collectors became so enamored of the new art that some were accused of deliberately smashing valuable pottery so it could be repaired with the gold seams of kintsugi.
Kintsugi ~ That means “golden joinery” or “golden seams” in Japanese, and it refers to the art of fixing broken ceramics with a lacquer resin made to look like solid gold. Chances are, a vessel fixed by kintsugi will look more gorgeous, and more precious, than before it was fractured.
For me Kintsugi encapsulates and defines what poetry means to me. I am thankful that the members of The Kintsugi Poets felt the same and have joined me in this vision of a Society that lies beneath the cage of my heart.
The vision is born.
This is The Kintsugi Poets Society.
These are The Kintsugi Poets.
Poetry is the flesh to my bone, the soul to my heart, the thought to my mind, the breath to my lungs. Without poetry I am a skeleton with no sight, no imagination, no soul and no individuality. Poetry is how I process the world around me. Poetry is the glint of moonlight in the midnight sky. Poetry is the lightning bolt in a world of grey mist. Poetry is passion. Poetry is life.
If writing words are the Bare Bones of me,
then Poeme` is the ephemeral Soul of me
Bones are formed from dust
flesh out the form of my shadow
Poeme` the intangible core of my being
the breath of life to my shadow
Without the breath divinely inspired
I am but a lost thing having no heart, no core, no soul
My soul is not anchored in my flesh
but soars within the cage of my earthly body
This too is the beautiful tragedy of Poeme`
Flesh pulls the oxygen from the air
my core pulls divine inspiration into streaming flight
~ the uncaged bird is set free ~
I can no more cage this poeme`
to trap my soul in earthly realms hollows my flesh
Poeme` is life fleshed into my Bones
A place where the intangible is material
A window through which the tears of God
break open the unseen cracks in a heart
A Love divine and Light surreal
is my heart free, my soul uncaged
the Bird of Poeme` soaring into the heavenly realms.
© All Rights Reserved Kim Koning
- Expansion by Paige Bradley
- Come to The Dark Side | Grand Launch #PoetrySociety #Poetry #BlogHop Starts Midnight 21st July (kintsugiart.wordpress.com)
Day 1 – BlogHop
Where poets plumb the depths of the black and bleak to extract the shadowy beauty within. (afstewartblog.blogspot.ca)
- Poetry is Chiaroscuro. Poetry is Kintsugi. Poetry is Life. (ash-krafton.blogspot.com)
- The Sower of Darkness (irinadim.com)
- The Kintsugi Poet’s Society Blog Hop is Officially On!! Tick..Tick…Tick…(caroline-adele-obrien.blogspot.com)
- Turning Darkness into Light…Kintsugi BlogHop Day 1(www.akmarshall.com)