Name That Vase – April 2020

Hello and happy April! Welcome to the month of showers bringing May flowers and also to my monthly feature – ‘Name that Vase’.

For those who are new to this feature, ‘Name that Vase’ is where you can suggest a name, create a story, poem or prose for this raku pottery vase. Consider this your chance to be inspired, a writing prompt or a creative cue. You can check out a ‘Name that Vase’ post to see how it works, or if you are feeling nostalgic, you can check out the first ever ‘Name that Vase’ post that started what has now become a monthly tradition for our blog and readers.

This month we have a very special vase for your naming, but first we must congratulate last month’s winner fakeflamenco for their name and poem. Congratulations!

Grandmother

Shards of a womb
That brought forth life
Whose nurture and love
Sustain me still
Decades from her passing.
Grandmother.

And into our new month!

Here is our vase for April:

Please add what you think the name should be for our April vase and any associated poetry or story in the comments below. I look forward to reading all your great ideas!

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61 Comments

    1. They usually go for around a month but not a particular date. It would not be chosen until May for sure

  1. Wow this is so gorgeous! When I saw this, it reminded me of a sunrise in spring time. So my suggestion is “Hope Rising in Springtime”. Right now with everything so uncertain, it’s wonderful to know we can count on such things as sunrise and sunset. It’s the promise of a new day ahead that gives me hope and encouragement no matter what the day holds. Thank you for a terrific way to connect with all of us!

  2. Monet’s Garden

    In Monet’s Garden
    where the water lily blooms,
    and the cherry trees glisten
    with ethereal spinners at their looms,
    wisteria lingers near the bridge
    spanning an hour across forever;
    winter long forgotten
    as to the moment, spring surrenders.

    The vase is stunning… the shape and the colours… maybe my favourite so far. It reminded me at once of an impressionist painting and of pink cherry trees in bloom, so this was the name and poem I came up with.

    Giverny in spring is beautiful… I was fortunate enough to go there once. It can be toured virtually, here, for those looking for something to do in quarantine: http://fondation-monet.com/

  3. The Serpent Godess’ Gift

    the seamen were tired
    storm had raged endlessly
    the shipload was lost
    doomed was the ship

    centuries died away

    corrosion had taken over for long
    sea monsters roamed the wreck
    when the serpent godess of depths
    in her deep yearning
    for her secret lover
    found a piece of the load
    and painted it with the colour
    of the upper Aegean waves
    to please her godly lover
    and bind him

    centuries died away

    the kingdom of gods faded away
    the godly gift
    was disgorged by the sea
    washed up on a vast beach
    left to the hand of humans
    found by a seaman

  4. It says you’re using a site to reduce spam. I don’t know if that delays comments or not. But just in case, I suggested “Cotton Candy”. If this comment doesn’t show, I’ll assume they get queued up, and not try again. 🙂 Fun vase!

    1. thanks! and yes, it ended up coming through twice, but thats ok. I hope you are keeping well!

  5. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the vase was the Greek sky, but then I noticed the pink which doesn’t go with a sky. So I’m going to call it “Grecian Goddess.” 😉

  6. “Coral” What a beautiful piece. It reminds me of looking through the clear ocean waters at a coral reef with all its colors and fish.

  7. This April vase is so pretty and the colors are so spring-like. It looks like pink flowers against a blue sky. The cracks look like thin branches with cherry blossoms adorning them. I will call this vase “Cherry Blossom Sky” (sounds like a Bath & Body Works product, but that is what I see!)

  8. Blushing Bride

    I couldn’t
    I just can’t
    Fumigate my mind
    Don’t let me spend anymore time
    Blushing over your beauty
    You’re the whole kitten kaboodle
    Erase me
    Standing there
    And stare
    Because
    I couldn’t
    I just can’t
    White
    You’re so trite

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