Conch Shell

natives stack
conch shells
on the beach
ready to sell
across
the island
that sound
of paradise
that postcard
of white sand
romance
polished
by moon light
reflecting off
the Caribbean Sea
on those that
pretend
for a moment
to live
here

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14 Responses to Conch Shell

  1. “that postcard of white sand romance”

    Nice

  2. johemmant says:

    yes, rodger hightlighted the line I liked. Good one, I like the structure too, just like the inside of one.

  3. nicely done, subtle message too

  4. Paul says:

    Gorgeous, just slips by so smooth like the photograph on the postcard of the moonlight, image in an image emptiness just hinted at, absolutely beautiful,

  5. Vincent says:

    Having recently at your invitation tried and failed to define the elements that make poetry succeed, I want to tell you that this one does.

  6. Vincent says:

    I wrote a post today in which the birth of Haiku-awareness in America is incidentally commemorated.

  7. davidrheins says:

    my favorite is:

    on the beach/
    ready to sell

    That was my Jamaica experience. Getting hassled by ganga-selling kids with offers of mushroom tea and hair braids.

  8. Scot says:

    Rodger & Jo
    thanks guys –one of mine too

  9. Scot says:

    Green Poet
    thanks for noticing

  10. Scot says:

    paul
    🙂

  11. Scot says:

    Vincent–
    thanks so much–I don’t have aclue what it is either

  12. Scot says:

    David
    I was there before the whole condo thing–but yeah–with the poverty they need a way to make some cash

  13. nectarfizz says:

    romance polished by moonlight..ah..wonderous.

  14. Scot says:

    nectarfizz
    thanks

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