ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Poem About Pottery

Updated on April 12, 2012

My Vessels

Empty Vessels: A Poem

I'm an empty vessel ready to be

molded into the shape my creator desires for me.

Thank you for taking me from a soft clay,

into the beautiful art I'm today.

You put me through fire, I never thought I'd endure.

You pulled me out when I was sure

I'd melt to a puddle warped and obscure,

but I was made beautiful as you opened the door.

I felt a gentle breeze caress my shape.

The brittleness I felt has all gone away.

I stand proud of what I withstood,

I don't envy anything, not metal or wood.

I am who I am, molded from clay.

An empty vessel, I stand here today.







© 2011 Brian Loewer


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thank you so much for the great compliment Harish!

    • Harishprasad profile image

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Yes, we are all special and made with unique temperament and special attributes of our own that set us apart from all others. Lovely poem, my friend and yes, voted up. :-)

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thank you BlessedMboya.

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Good job.

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey thanks a lot R9. Appreciate the read

    • R9139 profile image


      6 years ago

      That was a very interesting peace, well written

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks a lot Justin. I really appreciate the share!

      Very true Homestead- Thanks for reading!

      Susan, Audrey, and Tillsontitan, Thank you so much for reading!

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      This poem is an enigma, but one that is easy to decipher. How we are molded! Beautiful. Voted up.

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Really, really nice piece! Loved it!

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful poem. What caught my eye was pottery in your title. But after reading your poem I see that it is about how we are shaped as people. Beautiful piece!

    • homesteadbound profile image

      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Great hub! We are all beautiful because we were created in His image.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      brian, excellent work. up and shared

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Ebower! I never replied.... Thank you so much for the great words!.. I'll have to read that verse in Jeremiah since I'm not familiar. Take care- brian

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      V! I just read your full name... Verita Izabel. That's a crazy gorgeous name! Anyway I'm glad you liked it, not one of my favorite ones, but Thanks!

    • profile image

      V Qisya 

      6 years ago

      Great work, Brian! And your EMPTY VESSEL MODELS looked beautiful :D I loved it! Up and away

    • Ebower profile image

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      This reminded me of Jeremiah 18:1-4. Sometimes we complain about difficulties in our life, but we usually come out as better people on the other side. Thanks for this lovely poem; I voted it up and beautiful!

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thank you both so much for the great comments... Were all just forms in need of some molding :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I do agree with Poohgranma about how beautiful this poem is. It for a fact that we become empty vessels but can only be molded out of our own free will. And for many that doesn't happen. It is obvious that your yearning is vivid and passionate about the One who molded you as a clay pot and how you willingly offer your all to be used to His purpose is beautiful and exemplary.

      PS: What's this about your art is not worth buying? You're nuts to think that. LOL

      I would buy any of these items in a blink! Awesome job. My favorites...The opening grey vase, Spirits Bottle, 3 legged Soda Fired pourer, And Soda Fired Lamp or "Man in the City". Though they are all beautiful. :-)

    • Poohgranma profile image


      7 years ago from On the edge

      You have realized and given voice to something a lot of people will never comprehend. To make us in the image He wants, we must go through some trails and some fire. It is through this process we are made useful and can be content with knowing that all the while, the Potter had a plan for our good and not our destruction.

      A beautiful writing!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)