Poetry Prompt #19 – 30 poems in 30 days challenge

Today’s prompt is for you to take a look at the list of actual sea shell names below, and to use one or more of them to write a poem. Your poem doesn’t have to be about sea shells at all — just inspired by one or more of the names. (from NaPoWriMo.net)

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Peruvian Hat
Snout Otter Clam
Strawberry Top
Incised Moon
Sparse Dove
False Cup-and-Saucer
Leather Donax
Shuttlecock Volva
Striped Engina
Tricolor Niso
Triangular Nutmeg
Shoulderblade Sea Cat
Woody Canoebubble
Ghastly Miter
Heavy Bonnet
Tuberculate Emarginula
Lazarus Jewel Box
Unequal Bittersweet
Atlantic Turkey Wing
 

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I couldn’t pick just one!

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Unequal Bittersweet

I want
your
shuttlecock
in my
volva

My
shoulderblade sea cat
is a
tricolor Niso

You
were wearing
your
Peruvian hat
when
you opened
Lazarus’s Jewel Box
&
captured me

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