Today’s poem comes from In the Sea?(Candlewick, 2012), by David Elliott. I love his?trilogy of animal poetry collections,all illustrated by Holly Meade. They are just
gorgeous in both word and art.?I have a strong pull to the ocean, maybe because I grew up in Florida, and I think In the Sea is my favorite of David’s books.?I love how the elegance of this poem matches the elegance of the subject itself.
The Chambered Nautilus
Her shell spins round,
a staircase with no end
a question with no answer.
–by David Elliott, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: