A quarterly international literary journal

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The Plentitudes is a quarterly international literary journal founded in New York City.

Each issue showcases a selection of captivating stories, essays, and poetry from diverse voices. 

The Broken Vase



by Claire Olivares


/ Poetry /

The broken Japanese vase

offered with sorrow

colors of a clear river

not just a vessel for holding blooms

but next to your heart

the ebb and flow of a son's life

a river lost in the right direction

the smoothness of the glaze

meets the cracks

tempering function

never its beauty

never its gifts

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