Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Magpie 69 - Tiny Treasures

Image from Tess Kincaid Magpie Tales

Tiny Treasures

A seashell smaller than a fingernail
Overlooked by so many others
Combing the smooth sands
Deserted by the departing tide.

Missed looking for larger beach treasures
Scotch bonnets, lightning Welks, conch shells
Found among the baby ears and jingle shells
Wrapped in a piece of kelp.

And then it seemed
They were everywhere
A window opened upon their presence
Dotting the beach.

Thousands of tiny treasures
Awaiting collection
Washed and saved
In an neglected brandy sniffer.

Tiny treasures
Given pride of place
Because like a magic charm
They opened an unseen world.

J. Binford-Bell
June 2011

8 comments:

  1. Tiny shells are like little magic charms. Very nice.

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  2. Making a lot from little. Thank you.

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  3. "an neglected brandy snifer'. Oh ho ho! That is so Posh!

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  4. Ah yes. You brought me back! Lovely and gentle free verse.

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  5. Tiny treasures
    Given pride of place
    Because like a magic charm
    They opened an unseen world.


    love the imagery your words bring forth.
    well done.

    enjoyed the enthusiasm in your tale as well.

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  6. Shells really are like magic charms. Nice Mag.

    Absolutely no time this week. Not much enthusiasm for anything either - hence no Mag from me.

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  7. How many tiny treasures surround us on every side every day, waiting to be discovered, if only we took the time to open our eyes and look for them!

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