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April 6, 2009
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The Shell Maiden by Foxfires The Shell Maiden by Foxfires
© Aimee Stewart, Foxfires
Shell Maiden can be seen in the inspirational Duirwaigh movie called "My Wish For You" - found here on dA: [link]

EDIT: THANK YOU!!! I'm SO thrilled to have woken up this morning to find this as a DD!!! Thank you ^Sander-Seto and everyone leaving such beautiful comments, I owe you many hugs and cupcakes!!!

*This piece is for sale privately. Please note me for details!*

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The Shell Maiden

I come from the rain of sky and sea, caught
on the web of a shoreline daisy, braced low
and spinning in carnival delight with the
kiss of Pacifica's mist.

I come from the company of driftwood and seashells, bleached white as a wedding train waiting to be worn.

The waves roll like a wedding march
announcing the union of land and deep blue dreams.
They bring a dowry of tangled vines and sand dollar spines,
and my heart says YES to this sailors treasure.

I come from the flutter of dry seaweed,
no longer rich with Oceana's brine, and yet
adorning the beach with seafoam flare,
like rice and petals clinging to the foot of a runaway bride.

Bring me the delicacies of your wedding feast, snapped up in the yellow of a jealous lover's bill, for I am treading softly here on honeymoon beds of ancient sand,
inscribing moon colored vows
on the framework
of whales.

-Aimee Stewart- Foxfires April 2nd, 2009

(Poem written at ArtFest 2009 - in Port Townsend, Washington while in the class instructed by Susan Wooldridge, author of PoemCrazy and Fool's Gold [link])

Model: Exclusive stock - :iconmjranum-stock: :heart:
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All else, mine.
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The Shell Maiden by `Foxfires ( Featured by Sander-Seto )
Irish-Mist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Greetings from South Africa! I adore your poetry & gallery ... makes me feel like I've entered the most wonderful world from my dreams, full of colour & richness. Your talent is amazing & the world is a better place for the tapestry of art which you have woven. Each of your artworks is like a spell ... magical! :)
dubonnet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
beautiful work!! Congrats!
Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful work ! :love:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomely creative work!
AlwaysThatSilverDoe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aqilegna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Lovely artwork. Congratulations!
Ki-Plueschie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
very pretty *__*
Caelis-Avis Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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BubblePopPerfection Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
this is gorgeous! Its amazingly beautiful! I wish this was on my wall in my living room. Lol!! Beautiful. <3
Orwellisms Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Gorgeous! I LOVE it! <3
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