Thursday, May 08, 2008


[Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect presented the following picture for this week's Monday Poetry Stretch. Here's what I came up with. Check out her site for others.]

[This photograph was taken by lijojohnson and is protected under a Creative Commons license. You may include this photo with your poem as long as you include this attribution on your blog.]


Hot sand on top,
scorching bare feet,
but underneath
it is chilly and damp,
a soothing relief.

I build a castle
a fort
a mountain
a rocket
a person
a jungle
an elephant
a volcano
a fire truck
a giant ice cream sundae

I mold the sand
beneath my hand.
I pat the side
and watch the tide.

Sand on my arms
my legs
my back
my butt
my neck
my hair
and behind my ears
and in my pockets

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