A Porcelain Story

Take a seat and watch
As the rich, burgundy curtains are drawn.

On the dais is seated
An ivory, porcelain cup.

As the light dims and time warps,
The past comes by, to whisk you along.

* * * *

“She was a lonely porcelain,
On a faraway shelf, did she spend her youth.

Love at first sight is a myth
But home was she brought.

Many a tea-times did she host
And secrets did she drown, in tea and coffee.

People came from far and wide, to my humble abode
For nothing but tea, from the lovely porcelain
.

My little porcelain was broken and bled on
By a human of 4, with regret so little.

With gold and silver was she stitched up
But my love was never the same again
.

She was returned to a shelf where
She played host to flowers and yarn.

Oh, my trusty porcelain!
Many a sewing needles did she keep safe.

Ladies and gentlemen,
The gorgeous porcelain cup you see

With wisdom so shallow and sight so blind.
Has lived a life, masked by the mediocrity you impose.”


* * * *

And just like that, the burgundy closes.
All is quiet until an exploding shatter is heard
A split second and monotony reigns again.

Thoughtfully yours,
Introverted Thoughts aka D

Hidden in Plain Sight is a blog series I’ve had in mind for a while. It’s going to be an irregular series unlike most of my blog series which I tend to make weekly or monthly. The basic idea behind this series is to show simple, everyday objects in a more dramatic and romanticised manner. (The Puppet Heart was supposed to be the first but I forgot to mention it there).
A Porcelain Story was more of an experiment and I’m rather unsure of it but viewing this blog as a space for free experimenting, I decided to go ahead and post it on here!


83 thoughts on “A Porcelain Story

  1. Beautiful piece D! Very thoughtful and creative, I was intrigued and captivated throughout!! I’m excited for the series as I really enjoyed this!!! Truly so unique and amazingly done!! Hugs and love friend 🖤🤗

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    1. That means so much to me coming from you, Ace!! I was a bit unsure of it😂
      Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your kind support!!🤗❤️

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  2. I love the simplicity of the subject! This is really beautiful! 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you so much!

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  3. I love this D!! (Basically I love all your posts and your blog and you byeeee) Hidden in Plain Sight sounds like such a great blog series, I can’t wait for more installments! I love the imagery you crafted, it looks like this porcelain cup has led quite the life!!

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    1. Ahh, you’re too kind! Thank you so much, Eleanor! I hope it turns out okay!
      So happy to hear that! It sure did!

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  4. A nice read, D. 🙂

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you so much!

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  5. My heart has gone out to this lonely porcelain — I hope she enjoys being before the crowd.

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    1. Aw..mine did too. Seems like she’s finally moved on after telling her story.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read!

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  6. Very creative. A mended broken tea cup (esp. w/gold) is a lovely metaphor. I wrote a poem last year about a broken tea cup too. I have never shared it. You reminded me of it. 🥰

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    1. I’m so very glad you think so! I was inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi where they repair broken articles with lacquer mixed with gold. It’s really lovely, trying to emphasize cracks and imperfections are beautiful. As a friend mentioned, the Japanese have a name for this too, ‘wabi- sabi’.
      That sounds great! I’d love to read it if/when you do share it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts!🤗💕

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      1. I am familiar with this tradition. Funny… this beautiful and symbolic artform came up during an online meeting this week. Lovely coincidence. ☕ Thank you. It is my pleasure. 😊

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      2. So glad to hear that! Aw.. that’s a lovely coincidence indeed! Art really adds a whole new dimension to everyday life. My pleasure too!🤗✨

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  7. What a beautiful piece of poetry and lovely metaphors. well done and your pics are awesome. great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! I’m so happy to hear that! ❤️

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      1. my pleasure!!!!❤️

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  8. Nice creativity! I still am wondering 💭 how did you ever thing of this? ❤️😀

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    1. Thanks so much, Anushka! ❤️ It was partially inspired by a cup I used to have as a kid and by the Japanese art of Kintsugi.

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      1. Aah! Lovely 🙂

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  9. I am loving your ideas! This poem is lovely.

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    1. So glad to hear that! Thank you so much!

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  10. Loved the creativity ❤❤

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  11. This post is bursting with uniqueness, D! Absolutely love it! 💕💫

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    1. Aw.. thank you so much, Rishika! That means a lot to me! ❤️

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      1. 😊💞💫

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  12. This is a beautiful poem! A beautiful piece.

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you so much for reading!

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  13. AMAZING!!!
    Wabi sabi is super awesome. This blog series is going to be great- I can tell.
    Fab job, D- you weave magic with words. ❤

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    1. Thank you so very much! I’ve been looking for that term for so long! I wrote this inspired by Kintsugi too. The Japanese have a wonderful outlook.
      Ahh, that’s so kind of you! Thank you, again!❤️ I can rest now😂

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  14. This is lovely. The depth and simplicity of the post is captivating and engaging. The pictures are beautiful and seem to portray the thoughts and effort put into the poetry.

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    1. Thank you very much! I’m so pleased to hear you liked it. It’s truly amazing how much the little things mean to everyone at some point.

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  15. This deserves a standing ovation dear D. 👏👏👏👏 It’s such a thoughtful poem that explains the dark side of the story. Very well penned. I am so impressed, keep up the beautiful work. 🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Aw..the porcelain cup would have been touched were it here. I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much!!💖

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  16. This is too, too, too good!!

    The creativity, the sheer ingenuity, the way you personify something that is quite literally ‘hidden in plain sight’- the way every aspect comes together to create this blissful work of art is amazing.

    I am in awe of the very fact that you thought of something so ubiquitous yet unnoticed and channelised your creative genius into it.

    It almost felt like you put a part of your soul into this. Reading ‘A Porcelain Story’ reminds me of a Hindi word, मार्मिक (poignant)

    Moreover, I am really looking forward to this new series!!

    (Me: Wowwww × 1000)

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    1. Goodness, Anna! That means so much to me. I was a tad unsure of this poem, so I’m so very happy you found it interesting!
      Aw.. thank you very much! I so appreciate your thoughtful views!
      That’s a beautiful word! Glad to hear that! Hope you like it! 💖

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  17. P.S. Absolutely agree with @Eleanor J.

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  18. This is wonderful! I love how objects can have a story of their own to tell. It reminded me a little of the book “The Keeper of Lost Things” where the main character finds the fascinating stories behind items, which have been lost by their owners.

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    1. Thank you so much! Absolutely!
      Ooh, yes! I have heard about it before and I can’t wait to read it! It sounds very interesting.

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  19. This has got to be my favorite of yours thus far.

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear that.

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  20. My little porcelain was broken and bled on
    By a human of 4, with regret so little.

    This is so real; wow. What an incredibly poem.

    And ~ I love your idea for a new series, D.

    Yours,
    David

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    1. Aw.. thank you so much!💕
      Hope it turns out okay!

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      1. I’m sure it will, D.

        You are a very talented writer.

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  21. Very touching! I can’t help but read it over and over again! You’re absolutely amazing!

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    1. So happy to hear that! Thank you so much! I learn from the best 😉

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  22. D, this is very creative and unique. You have personified a teacup that started out as simple but useful. After she is broken, she becomes an art object, decorative, but with limited usefulness. In the end, though she was put on display and admired, she was still a fragile porcelain cup, broken and forgotten.

    I think many parallels can be drawn from this. Is it better to be useful or decorative? Which is more fulfilling, to do useful work or to be wealthy enough to be idle and envied? No matter how beautiful or famous or rich we may be, we are still mortal and will eventually die, just as the cup was still porcelain after being decorated with gold and was easily destroyed!

    This poem, though it seems simple, is complex and thought-provoking. D, you made me work very hard, reading this lovely poem several times! ❤ Have a great day!

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    1. Wow, that’s such a beautiful way to sum up the story!
      I’m so glad you see it that way! I believe useful work is always the best way to go because that’s what enables one to contribute to progress.
      So well said! Material possessions really don’t last no matter how expensive they appear to be.
      Thank you so very much for taking the time to read and think on this poem, Cheryl! I so appreciate it! You too!❤️

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  23. Beautiful write, D! Loved the idea of making objects feel emotions. ❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you very much!!🤗❤️

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  24. i-
    wow D!!!!!!
    I am speechless, this is soo beautiful!!

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  25. Interesting and touching D. And interesting series too. All the best

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    1. So glad to hear that! Thank you so much!✨

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      1. My pleasure D 😊

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  26. that was beautiful D! i’m new here, and this is an amazing introductory to your blog! i wish i had your talent for poetry, i tend to write short poems that don’t really make sense… but your’s is amazing!

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    1. Aw..thank you so much! I’m so glad to have you over here!
      Haha, it’s really just a cathartic hobby. I read one of yours and it was profoundly beautiful!
      Thank you so much, Cher!

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  27. Very touching poem!

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    1. Glad you think so! Thank you for reading!

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  28. I simply loved it. Kudos to your imagination

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  29. This has to be the best blog article I’ve ever read, D. Truly appreciate it.
    And do you have to be in touch with the potatoes soon or?

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    1. Doesn’t sound like you read at all then. That explains your interest in potatoes ¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯

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      1. But I do!
        But Potatoes are amazing, aren’t they? They inspire me. A lot. ☺️

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      2. Doesn’t really look like it.
        Depends on how you mean. Good for you! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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      3. I’m sowwy.
        (But I really did read the post, I promise 😂)

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      4. No, it’s fine 😉
        (Thanks so much!💕)

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  30. I like, I like the poem, and I LOVE the concept. You rock, friend.

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    1. Thank you so very much!! That means a lot to me.

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  31. Beautifully expressed….

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      1. You’re welcome….

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