Friday, July 23, 2010
Song in a Sea Shell & Some Lovely Seaside Scenes
I held a sea shell to my ear,
And listened to its tale
Of vessels bounding o'er the main
And all the ships that sail.
It sang of brilliant water flowers—
The bright anemones
That bloom beneath the ocean waves—
Tossed in from seven seas.
Each time I harken to this song,
I hear the breakers moan,
And fancy that a warning bell
Rings from a lighthouse lone.
No longer need I wish to go
Where foam-capped billows swell,
For I've an ocean of my own
Within this pearly shell.
~ Violet L. Cuslidge
And, of course, Cassandra must add a couple of sea-themed antiquarian books from her collection: