Golden Repair or Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum.

There was once a china mug
He was some twelve years old
He’d done a very good job
Holding drinks both hot and cold

Over the years the china mug
Had seen his share of strain
His rim was chipped in two places
He had permanent tea stains

But he was quite a trooper
He never lost his smile
Even when the bright new mugs
Would tease him all the while

One day the lady of the house
Was wiping down the sink
Her hand hit the china mug
And down he went crashing

He lay in five odd pieces
Across the kitchen floor
The lady picked them all up
And put them in a drawer

Ten days later the other mugs
Saw a creature most divine!
A pretty china mug laced
With lovely golden lines

It’s me the old china mug!
He said smiling at their stares
I’ve just been mended gently
With love and Golden Repair

And so it is with old things
Friendships, mugs and toys
With love and care, gentle repair
They bring constant joy


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