Realm of clay

Realm of clay

I’ve found the realm of clay today

here a mass of clay can take a shape and rise and walk away

here what is inert can gain body and consciousness

 

These lands are abundantly watered by rain

they are of a deep orange red, almost flat, with pools of water between the islands of clay

each human can walk there and create something at his own level

many cut and bake bricks to build their houses

they drain some marshes to plant their fields, while digging dikes to make communicating canals where boats travel

making the landscape there resemble any other on earth

oblivious to the real wealth of the soil underneath their feet and the concrete pathways they build