Kintsukuroi – Golden Repair

by Linda M. Rhinehart Neas


On a far-off island, there are masters
who, with precious metals, mend
domestic items – bowls, cups, pitchers-
creating exquisite works of art – from cinders
to precious treasure.

Likewise, in the hands of the Master,
Who, from nothing, created all,
the shattered heart is joined – piece to piece –
until, from unimaginable pain,
a sparkle of gold signals the promise of peace.


Kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, silver, and platinum.