We unearth our treasures unknowingly,
lost bones gathered on silent sand
washed ashore like mermaid souls,
quietly wandering in ghostly apparitions.
We gather together
bits and pieces of a dying life,
what once moved with the undulating sea
now tossed aside like yesterdays trash.
Picked by clever hands
stowing away into the gaping empty bag,
fossils of a thousand years away
yesterday cleaned and tucked into jars
kept in the sun and cherished.
We unbury mementos as we walk along
not searching for the particular
just these gifts from the sea offered
waiting for the eye to catch
to silently wonder in awe
just what it is that is finally found.
What once was so strong,
carried on the back and found so deep
majestic creatures that still inspire
yet dwindling in numbers we cast our eyes outward
searching for sight or sound,
for we know they will sing
though we may never hear the song,
we know the beat of the waves
from cradle to the grave,
we become one with this history
unburied and gifted
and loved.

A photo of my finds at the beach yesterday, a whale vertebra, a shell with a peaceful little heart broken through it, and what I think is some sort of dead coral, rather stiff yet pliable….thought it was a fish carcass at first. Just thought I’d share my finds, have yet to wash off the sharks teeth, another small bag in itself. The whale vertebra is the size of my palm. Very cool finds ๐Ÿ™‚

37 thoughts on “Unburied

  1. I think the whale vertebra was the best, knowing I held in my hands something that dove and swam so deep to places I can only imagine๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆ€ very cool finds, someday when you visit, we shall go and seek treasure together while the sand sifts through our little tootsies๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

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  2. Very cool finds, indeed! There’s nothing better than walking along the sand, looking for bits and pieces. So soothing and rewarding. I can hear the waves right now and feel the sand under my feet with the salt water receding, and little treasures popping up here and there. Loved seeing the photo! El. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. as you should be. You’ve inspired me now to set a date and get to work on my first work (let alone 3 books like the master there). You inspire my dear heart, truly โค

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  4. It is amazing what water holds. This is a bit creepy yet insightful as a look into every moment of the finds by you. It’s a solid poem, Kim.

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