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By  Magda Holden 2024

Wood Panel, Watercolours, Inks, Acrylics, Oils, Crackle paste, and Feathers from a discarded cushion


A cracked clay pot

poor as a beggar’s bowl

a human being is 

surrounded by overflowing grace

resembling feathers on an angel’s wings

and awaiting

for life giving water to cleanse

to prepare a man to yield and bear fruit

to behold grace

God’s loving embrace 

like down warms

and on its feathers lifts a poor man 

to fly to heaven to its home


In Polish 


Popękane jest naczynie ulepione z gliny

biedne jak miska żebraka

oto człowiek

jak pióra anioła jest łaska

wylewa się na człowieka z obu stron

i czeka

czeka aż żywa woda go obmyje

przygotuje by wydał owoc i plon

oto łaska

uścisk Boga co słabym daje moc

jak pierze rozgrzewa

jak puch unosi ubogiego do nieba


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