do you see that little seashell?
left from wave swell
so delicate—
i would like it.

it’s that freckled one over there
exposed to air
lying on sand
reach out your hand.

now, did you see that seashell move?
get it, my love
make a quick grab
—a hermit crab!

Grace invites us to write “minute poems” at dVerse Poets pub. A Minute Poem has 60 syllables, 3 quatrains of 8-4-4-4 syllable lines, and aabb-ccdd-eeff rhyme scheme.

perpetuum mobile

A haiku on “perpetual motion” for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai reprise…


ocean breaks in waves

seagull sentinels keep watch

foam washes up crab



photo by lynn