Driftwood Beach Turtle

IMG_0625driftwood beach turtle, by Zack Jackson 

The Lake has tumbled
your pieces smooth, grooved
and waiting for artist’s hands
to ask wordless questions. He
gathers. Squints. Sees a body,
a head, a swell of shell.
Assembles. Pebbled sand
greets twig feet. Complete.

And we’re off to make a
sand gator…



Prompted by Hannah over at Toads. 🙂 Come play! 




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12 Responses to Driftwood Beach Turtle

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    What a cool driftwood beach turtle!!!!! And the sand gator is very cool too. Love the poem and adore the beach art.

  2. Jim says:

    Prehistoric creature, De? I love to view and try to read into beach art.

  3. I love this – the poem and the picture

  4. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Gosh, these are just stunningly beautiful. Nature is ‘waiting for artist’s hands
    to ask wordless questions’… so well-expressed.

  5. Misky says:

    Where is that photo taken?

  6. De!! Your son’s art and your words accompanying!? Such a treat. Seriously. I love how these lines:

    “waiting for artist’s hands
    to ask wordless questions.”

    Pick up a similar sentiment to the way that Andy works.

    You’re all so super creative!! Hugs!

  7. I hope you brought that art home! It is so amazing. Wonderful!

    • whimsygizmo says:

      I haven’t seen it in awhile, but I know we packed it carefully when returning home. 😉 I hope it made it. My son’s room (world, really) is a bit of a mess, as he is 14. 😉

  8. I used to collect driftwood and glass smoothed over by Lake Michigan. I once found a piece shaped like an airplane’s propeller which still hangs on my wall. Thanks for the memories!

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