Shell Poem by Sarah L Dixon
This week I won a poem from The Quiet Compere aka Sarah L Dixon. I was asked for a photo or six words. Having worked with poets in the past and created textiles from poems, I decided to give her a photo of my recent work as her starting point. Here’s the result:
Poem 19 from Spring Poemathons:
I tried to hand you the mussel shell
in one piece,
lifted it with care,
tipped free the sand
and pushed it slowly towards you.
With all my effort
to keep it whole,
it still fell apart.
I couldn’t hide my disappointment
and it fed into your curiosity.
Your tried to push the pieces
they fell apart
until you threw one into the sea
and two-feet stamped the other