Josephine Collett

Rookie - 0 Points (10-7-1959 / Hull Yorkshire England)

Seaglass - Poem by Josephine Collett

broken, tossed aside
sharp and hurtful she rides
adrift in an ocean of aquamarine
starfish and seaweeds
rhythms and tides
scoured with sand
buffeted by
the ceaseless shrieking wind
she floats along
between ship and sea strand
ocean and land
hearing the gull's cry
and the whalesong
dragged through the submarine ridges
the narrow clefts
and rocky ledges
until they have smoothed
and polished and softened
her jagged edges
through a journey of currents
and whirlpools and torrents
she is cast on a shore
immigrant, foreigner, stranger
seaglass among the flotsam
her brilliance shines
in sonlight reflected
and hands reach to her
once more.

copyright Jo Collett 2013

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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