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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shoreline Quest






in search of spirit, she
listens for ancient tales
builds scenes along the beach

where moving, changing sand
trickles an hourglass and
pockets polished rocks

arriving tide rolls sea glass
into her cupped hands
and sand reveals its legend



Totally Optional Prompts posts: This week, I'd like us to think about the contact points between things you wouldn't normally think had a whole lot to do with each other. For example, what do a car mechanic and a ballet dancer have in common? How might a sand dollar and a bluebird interact? Where would you find stone and fine silk together?



Watercolor by Sue

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15 comments:

Regina Marie said...

Lovely expression of thoughts-

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

Wonderfully carefree, but so much is happening here.

Gordon Mason said...

I could be sitting watching this! Particularly liked the wording of the final verse, the image of the sea glass being rolled.

anthonynorth said...

This has many layers of depth. Excellent.

Pam said...

I, too, really liked the last verse. Nicely written.

angie said...

That is just beautiful...

Lucy said...

Sea-turned stones would have the smoothness of silk.

Lucy

Life with Kaishon said...

This is very pretty! I love that picture.

Stan Ski said...

Shorelies are littered with unrelated objects that the sea transforms into uniformity.

Jo said...

lovely, as with all your others, this moves so well.

bluebethley said...

Your poem made me feel I was walking along the beach, dreaming of beginnings and endings. Beautiful!

paisley said...

for some reason the fact that glass is made of sand,, isn't it??? keeps rolling around in my head as i read this... i have to go to google to confirm... but i feel like it is.....

Linda Jacobs said...

I wanted this to just go on and on! Almost mesmerizing!

noahthegreat said...

I wish I had half the gift you do.

one more believer said...

there is nothing like the sound of sand and sea shifting... you have captured the allure beautifully...