Photo: 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

back together

they fell apart




until you threw one into the sea

and two-feet stamped the other

into pieces