Whatever holds

And so the archaeologists Digging among their little plots Discover pots and bits of baskets, Leather bags, containers of a culture. And underwater among wrecked ships, Silver-wrought chests and bottles, Carved bowls - whatever holds.

We have always cared how we keep And we must still store with grace. We must bless the box with form Befitting its importance. The vessel values its contents. And much depends on how we hold ourselves.

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