NaPoWriMo Poem Day 19 ~~ The Silly Poem

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The Sea Shell Silly Poem

Seashells in the water I see
Try as I might I can’t get to thee
Rolling waves crash, so blustery
As I reach to grab a shell by my knee
Water so cold now I’m all achy
Big shells, small, ones shaped as a berry
Eek! This one is all slimy
Reaching deep, I grab one that’s showy
Red in color, really quite swirly
Yonder beckons another discreetly

Taking my treasure I gathered honestly
Over my shoulder I search intensely
Perhaps I missed one? No, I don’t see any

 

Once again, I did this poem using the prompt from the NaPoWriMo website.

This is a bit silly, but it’s Saturday. I recently got a large illustrated guide to sea shells. 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. Your poem doesn’t have to be about sea shells at all — just inspired by one or more of the names.

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 decided to use Strawberry Top and just make a silly poem. Hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Poem Day 19 ~~ The Silly Poem

  1. NotAPunkRocker

    Strawberry Top sounds like a name I would have been called as a kid LOL. I do love your poem and the shells themselves are stunning 🙂

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  2. Wow Jackie, you wrote it as an acrostic, fantastic! The picture you used looks good enough to eat. And Eek this one is all slimy – I’m sure hundreds will have the same reaction. After reading I feel just like I’ve been at the beach, great job evoking that feeling.

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