John Rickell

(I November 1931 / York)

Oyster Shells


See the Morning Glory
blooming with the dawn
resting content and still.
Hold the tender bloom
for you alone it grows.
I would have need
were you not here.
Let us share the dance
tunes in the air;
speaking ocean depths
frothing waves and high,
oyster shells upon the beach,
pearls about your neck.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 04, 2014
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