driftwood 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
Prompted by Hannah over at Toads. 🙂 Come play!
What a cool driftwood beach turtle!!!!! And the sand gator is very cool too. Love the poem and adore the beach art.
Prehistoric creature, De? I love to view and try to read into beach art.
I love this – the poem and the picture
Gosh, these are just stunningly beautiful. Nature is ‘waiting for artist’s hands
to ask wordless questions’… so well-expressed.
Where is that photo taken?
Lake Tahoe, North Shore, on a private beach down near the Hyatt. We rented a condo there for 11 summers in a row, so we still feel free to sneak on every once in awhile. 😉
And it was taken over Spring Break in March, a month when they don’t care who sneaks on. 😉 It snowed like crazy just two days later!
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!
I hope you brought that art home! It is so amazing. Wonderful!
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. 😉
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!