On a Japanese Teapot

On a Japanese Teapot

It is a small, iron teapot from Japan

With signs of tradition amid function

Cast into a shape with a simple plan

Both bold and serene in its conjunction.

Though it does not require, it may be viewed

As art: one notices or else does not,

Inasmuch as it is at all construed

As expensive, or as worth a certain spot.

And thus, much is left to the beholder,

Where to be is to see or not to see,

As it is with beloved and lover;

Yet, this is fair if one’s look be worthy.

And indeed, while this beauty never hides,

Something is kept secret where it resides

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