One Single Impression: Folly

The prompt this week is “folly”. I usually write haiku of OSI but this week, it is a pantoum and more reflection of the Oregon Coast.


Low Tide, Agate Beach, OR

Sea garden, low tide
Ruffled kelp, the ulva taeniata* and others
Intermingle with bull kelp
Cormorants fly in, out, feeding their young

Ruffled kelp, the ulva taeniata* and others,
Slick, slippery carpet challenges trespassers
Cormorants fly in, out, feeding their young
Microscopic alien signs of existence

Slick, slippery carpet challenges trespassers
Walking at low tide, looking
Microscopic alien signs of existence
Sea stars, anemones, glistening tide pool jewels

Walking at low tide, looking
Quiet treasures reveled: Upside down chitons*
Sea stars, anemones, glistening tide pool jewels
Aware of human environmental follies?

Walking at low tide, looking
Intermingle with bull kelp
Aware of environmental follies?
Sea garden, low tide

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Ulva taeniata: bright green sea algae with a ruffled edge

Chiton: a sea molluck, very primitive. Became aware of them through a college class and still have the empty shell of one, collected over 30 years ago.

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4 Responses to One Single Impression: Folly

  1. Annie says:

    Hi Jone. I imagine myself walking in your footsteps. Annie

  2. zoya gautam says:

    “a wonderful meditation”_i can’t add to the description..many thanks..

  3. SandyCarlson says:

    Beautifully done, Jone. This poem is a wonderful meditation. Thanks for sharing these thoughts in this form.

  4. gardenpath says:

    Lovely shots of the coast. So different from the Maine one. Great “View” you came us, too, of life on the shore.

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