shells

Sandscript

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Seapoems

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Parallel ripples in the sand
contain shells,
notes in the sea's music scales

 

An arcane Sanskrit
is the sandscript.
Holding the conch to the ear
humming Om one hears.

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Footnote: William Jones, occupying

judge during the British occupation of India

said "Sanskrit is more perfect than Latin

more copious than Greek and more exquisitely

refined than either."  It has 8 conjugations and

8 declensions. It is the only language whose

characters as written match the pattern of

the syllables' sound vibration. Each syllable

of Sanskrit is said to be linked to a different star.

saiom shriver

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I Think You're All Nuts'

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Just a thought!

I think you're all nuts, all stem from the same tree..

Take a look, they say "The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree."

You all just sit there everyday, dreaming someone wants you...

Waiting to be used, wanting to be picked by someone special,

Not caring who, as long as they can separate you from of your shell.

They'll take what they want, all that's good, then discard the rest.

I look down at you, picked over, crushed, used up...I see

Your shell... fractured, broken, empty... nothing left inside to grow.

I weigh my options and pass you by...    "I hear pecans are in!"

                                 Besides....."I think they're all just nuts!"


       by Barry Anderson

 



Author's Notes/Comments: 

"I Think You're All Nuts!"

King Henry

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Forgiving
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KING HENRY


"England shall double gild his treble guilt"

says King Henry to Harry.in a Shakespeare play.

Still today as the eviction

of seacreatures from their shells

is covered by incoming tides

so the past errors of the rich

plutocracy hides


-saiom shriver-

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