Thursday, April 28, 2011

chain of shells

I shall make a chain of shells she said

and the boy said Ah

and the girl said Oh

and the two said Me too

(though the girl couldn't help herself and made
an owl instead!)


found shells in perfect quarter circles

strewn around the dune—

a bird's finished meal 
they thought

(she imagined it sitting 
back and 
rubbing its tummy with its feathery wings, 
maybe loosening its belt a notch

or two).

The sand

was linked 

with white by white

like the souls of the things

that used to live inside

were holding hands.


  1. Just gorgeous! Love the owl especially! Hugs xox

  2. oooh, I love the wave!!
    and the Joining. :)

  3. Beautiful art. I love that owl! This makes me long for the beach (and for weather warm enough to enjoy it).

  4. Oh I love this, and your photos are truly beautiful. Made me want to go to the sea :)

  5. Those are beautiful shell pictures. So creative.


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