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photoblog image Sketches from The Forgotten Coast: A Grain Of Sand

Sketches from The Forgotten Coast: A Grain Of Sand

 

 

…a grain of sand you are

wandering the troubled waters of the ocean

I am an oyster, waiting

for the grain of sand to land inside my shell

don’t be afraid

be patient and in time I’ll turn you into

a precious pearl…

 

Sketches from The Forgotten Coast: A Grain Of Sand

 

 

…a grain of sand you are

wandering the troubled waters of the ocean

I am an oyster, waiting

for the grain of sand to land inside my shell

don’t be afraid

be patient and in time I’ll turn you into

a precious pearl…

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Oct 2010, 00:48
Cute!

You big, romantic oyster!
vz-nostalgia: thank you for not saying "big, fat, romantic oyster", Ray. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2010, 08:21
It's bypassing the blue shell Vik: can't stand its integrity
vz-nostalgia: Like a comet bypassing Earth, Chris, beautiful in all her glory. But one day she won't miss, and all'll be over.
  • iris
  • Hamburg
  • 1 Oct 2010, 08:29
...a magic oyster you are
cradling this grain of sand in your soft inside
layer upon layer you add your precious acre
to encase her and to make her grow
a grain of sand she is
and the oyster is her world
your shell is her shelter
and together you will sway to the song of the sea...
vz-nostalgia: :
…the song of the sea sung to them by the cheerful mermaids
the song of the wind who makes ship sails pregnant
the song of the innocence that is layered upon her
along with the layers of nacre…
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Oct 2010, 08:40
Mmmm, there is some myth that oysters can increase the libido. This now seems to be more than mythical smile
vz-nostalgia: Would you dare to share your favorite recipe, Louis? smile
Love this! The most lusterous pearl begins as a single grain of sand. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: smile and the better teh oyster, the more lusterous the pearl, Ms. Roz. smile So, chose your oyster carefully. smile
This looks set up but does it matter?
vz-nostalgia: for me it doesn't. Does it for you, Bill? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Oct 2010, 13:37
I like your poem- yes, it is always fascinating and amazing to find such a "precious pearl" in a rather grey and ugly looking oyster. The photo shows a familiar look down while strolling along the wet sands at the sea - I very like observing all things the sea has brought about and collecting some shells or wood- this is a so-called Venusshell of a lovely blue or emerald - and the sandworms have been very active and written their secret messages on the ground as the grains of sand are indicating - I smell the fresh sea- air - a lovely still-life!
vz-nostalgia: Oh my... Did you just call me "grey and ugly looking", Ms. Philine? Hahahahaha.
  • erika morgan
  • United States
  • 1 Oct 2010, 14:34
clouds!
vz-nostalgia: would you like to lie on one and sail away, Ms. Erika? smile I do. smile
'I hear the ancient footsteps like
the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there's someone there,
other times it's only me.
I am hanging in the balance
of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling,
like every grain of sand'. Bob Dylan.
A veritable universe.
vz-nostalgia: Nothing created by a man can match the beauty of teh veritable universe created by nature, John. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Oct 2010, 19:03
Sorry: Herzmuschel/heartshell (Cardiidae) from the family Veneroida, the partner of the shell is missing, driven far away by the sea -this could be an own story!
vz-nostalgia: Your knowledge of marine biology is very impressive, Ms. Philine. smile
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 2 Oct 2010, 00:10
Vik! your photos are starting to look like things I have already taken many times =BORING! sorry, i know you love the blunt honesty wink...I do very much love the crabhole residues though...especially when you can get close enough to show they are neat tiny little perfect circular balls of sand.

from where are you deriving your inspiration right now?
vz-nostalgia: smile
Zhen: ...your photos are starting to look like things I have already taken many times...
VZ: What if I take it as a compliment, Ms. Zhen? Maybe, I'm finally approaching your level of photography. smile

Zhen: ...i know you love the blunt honesty...
VZ: smile you bet, beats teh hell out of listening to the oversugared praises. smile

Zhen: from where are you deriving your inspiration right now?
VZ: Do you think to wake up in the morning and to realize that you are still alive is not enough of inspiration, Ms. Zhen? smile
In time, a precious pearl would be so very rare, you would not want to lose it, but keep it cocooned in your shell, safe from the troubled ocean smile
vz-nostalgia: The longer she stays inside the shell, the more precious she becomes, Ms. Linda. smile
Great composition!
vz-nostalgia: my pleasure, segnidiluce.
  • L.Reis
  • portugal (lisbon)
  • 5 Oct 2010, 21:23
I would accept your invitation if I wasn't already a precious pearl...do you know an oyester able to turn me again into a grain of sand?
I miss the troubled waters of the ocean...
vz-nostalgia: :
L.Reis: would accept your invitation if I wasn't already a precious pearl...
VZ: There is always a room for improvement, Ms. Reis. smile

L.Reis: do you know an oyester able to turn me again into a grain of sand?
VZ: No one can stop the flow of time, less to turn it back, Ms. Reis. Same goes for innocence. Once lost, it is lost and gone forever. smile

L.Reis: I miss the troubled waters of the ocean...
VZ: Dive in and search for an open oyster, Ms. Reis. smile
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 8 Oct 2010, 07:16
so why was everything colourful a few months ago? (re inspiration)

i have always been drawn to bl& wh photography when i take it myself though...but for you i definitely prefer your colour shots.

i took some photos lately but it is such a hassle to try and upload and resize-our internet speeds here are quite primitive you know.i like playing with light and doing experimental shots though and cos my environment is so unscenic it is a good challenge to try and make ugly things look artistic and beautiful. i'm working out my camera now but it is still quite dodgy as it has always been-everything must be manually set- it is very painstaking this digital slr photography.

ooh that reminds me I still have to read that book you told me to buy about antisocial misanthropist! now I have time, haha! after that it will be a vonnegut-let me know what you recommend.
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