Burnt orange earthen clay pots
fashioned by hand
on the spinning potter’s wheel
balanced on the head
and in the brown arms
of an indigo sari draped woman
down the terra cotta dusty road
to her home roofed in thatch.
constructed from bricks
formed in molds by hand
from the sun baked earth.
Sandy is a reading specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie.
Go to Sandy’s lesson plans (Middle level +)
– Kolam: A Living Art of South Asia
– Shadow Puppetry in South India