It’s the 19th day of the NaPoWriMo poetry challenge and I’m still here! Yay! 😀
It’s a Saturday and today’s challenge says: “There are some pretty wild names for sea shells. Today I challenge you to take a look at the list of actual sea shell names below, and to use one or more of them to write a poem.”
Peruvian Hat, Snout Otter Clam, Strawberry Top, Incised Moon, Sparse Dove, False Cup-and-Saucer,Leather Donax, Shuttlecock Volva, Striped Engina, Tricolor Niso, Triangular Nutmeg, Shoulderblade Sea Cat,Woody Canoebubble, Ghastly Miter, Heavy Bonnet,Tuberculate Emarginula, Lazarus Jewel Box,Unequal Bittersweet
Atlantic Turkey Wing.
I love learning new stuff so I’ve included the actual list of the seashells. Some are pretty funny and others are pretty weird! I’ve italicised the names of the shells I used in my poem.
The sun is hot and bright.
The water warm and clear.
I inhale the scent of the salty sea
while pelicans dive from the air.
I enjoy a day at the beach
reflecting on all that I am,
digging my toes in powdery softness
peering at a Snout Otter Clam.
As I laze on a blue and white deck chair,
I order a Scotch with no trouble.
I drape my arm over the side
and play with a Woody Canoebubble.
I stroll down the beach without sandals
a Shuttlecock Volva went flat.
The sun beat on my head like a drum
but I got no shade from my Peruvian Hat.
While the sun sank below the horizon
melting like a hot ball of wax,
I picked up sandy souvenirs:
Striped Angina and a Leather Donax.
As I reflect on that beach rendezvous,
on my desk sits a Ghastly Miter.
I think vacations are best for inspiration,
take it from me…I’m a writer!
(Copyright 2014 chattinatti)
Here are some other poems from this challenge by fellow bloggers: