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...Inside the Seashell... Poetry by Carole Anzolletti

Updated on January 13, 2012

Into the shell

I whispered near

the Secret only

I could hear

The churning burning

The fire lit truth

The yearning earning

a place wrapped in youth

The strapped in stirrings

The trapped in lurings

All slowly whispered

Into the Shell


The Mermaids footfalls

upon unmarked halls

dug into cold sand dunes

where the shells lay with the moon

She picks up the white one

and hears my Secret unsung

She brings it out to sea

and saves it there, for me


I leave from the seashore

undone by human lore

unbalanced by it further more

heart murmur underscored

as I swim to the Center Sea

where the Mermaid waits for me

frozen in the Winter Wake

I pray the Siren my Soul to Take

down into the Icy waters

and become once more

one of Her Daughters



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    Carole Anzolletti 4 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    Dear artbyveny ~ What a lovely way to start my day - with art inspired by words I have written - and my love of the sea - how beautiful you have chosen to display the inspiration! Thank you! You can mention my website if you wish with the words and image - thank you ~ that would be awesome! I look forward to seeing more of your work :)

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    Veny 4 years ago from Wilton, NH

    Carole, lovely words that inspired me to paint a "Shell Whisper" painting.

    I found your poem very strong and inspirational and I hope you don't mind I quoted you in my blog. Let me know if you have a website or blog you want me to post a link to on mt blog!


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    Carole Anzolletti 5 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    thank you to kittythedreamer :) you are such a good lady - and being a Scorpio, yes, water is my prime element... THANK YOU AGAIN!

    Also to thecrazzykylex, thank you very much! I am glad you took the time to read it :)

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    Crazzy Kylex © 2012 5 years ago from Incredible India!

    Simply beautiful, Carole. Voted up :)

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    WOW! This was breathtaking, Carole. Absolutely gorgeous and enchanting. You obviously mostly associate with the element of water! Loved it. Truly. Voted up and beautiful.

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    Carole Anzolletti 5 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    Thank you for reading it and I am so glad you enjoyed it:)

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    David Legg 7 5 years ago from Trout Paradise, Colorado

    Alluring fantasy wrapped up in poetic language... nicely done.

    Thank you for sharing.