Broken, Healing, Self Love

Kintsugi ❤️‍🩹 | Poetry

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections.

Only a brave soul such as yours can flaunt those scars -
Gleaming in golden, you glitter like a billion bright stars.
Molten streams of gold trickle down your ruptured face -
Of cracks, crevices and crannies, there is no visible trace -
The sore sorrows of your past borne with imperial grace!

Not long ago, I saw terror carved on your radiant cheek -
You betrayed no emotions, your expressions were bleak.
Although your face once loved was irreparably tainted -
With gold and master strokes, your life you re-painted -
From broken to beautiful, you were rightfully anointed!

Seal those severed red lips, fade the seared temple line -
With all your imperfections, you age like the finest wine.
Emboldened in high spirit, you unite the tattered 'n torn - 
From the crushed pieces of your soul, a beauty is reborn - 
A rare 'n radiant beauty, brighter than earth's first morn! 
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© Copyright: Leah Chrestien. October 2021.  The post Kintsugi | Poetry first appeared on The Ecstatic Storyteller. The author reserves the right to the content. No reproduction of content in any form is permitted without the prior consent of the author.

26 thoughts on “Kintsugi ❤️‍🩹 | Poetry”

  1. A wonderful piece, Leah! Really great imagery! The Japanese do indeed know how to express feelings in a majestic way, and so do you.


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