Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shell Song


Here's a poem from a beautiful, beautiful book called Outside Your Window, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Hearld, which will transport you to the ocean even if you're nowhere near a beach, but wishing otherwise. In fact, this encyclopedia of joy will take you to lots of places in nature, through the seasons and on a rendezvous with creatures of all kinds. It's more than a hundred oversized pages full of poetry, art and wonder. Dive in!

Shell Song


Fans and cones and spirals
lying in the sand,
white and pink and yellow
in my hand.


Pyramids and angel's wings
lying in the sand,
pearly cream and midnight black
in my hand.


Bishop's hats and triton's horns
lying in the sand,
needle sharp and mirror smooth
in my hand.


- Nicola Davies
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