|I placed a jar in Tennessee,
And round it was, upon a hill.
It made the slovenly wilderness
Surround that hill.
The wilderness rose up to it,
And sprawled around, no longer wild.
The jar was round upon the ground
And tall and of a port in air.
It took dominion everywhere.
The jar was grey and bare.
It did not give of bird or bush,
Like nothing else in Tennessee.
The "Dominion Wide Mouth" Jar
is said to be (by Roy Harvey Pearce) the "source" for the "Anecdote of
the Jar. (photo and information source: Wallace
But you can have an image
of the jar by yourself!