Paper Poetry
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Paper Poetry

A Grain of Sand

A micropoem

A clear sphere at the water’s edge mirroring the sand, sea and sky. In the sphere are the words, A Grain of Sand. The sepia-toned image has a stepped-back, multi-layered effect

A grain of sand
breaches — breaks
clammed calm found within

A storm of mollusc defenders
surrounds — subdues
laminated nacre lustre therein

Privy to a pearl

© Carolyn Hastings 2022



We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Carolyn Hastings

Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.