Forgotten Sand Castles

I return back to my childhood, every time I walk on the beach!
This beautiful poem gently evokes child within us!



or silver shells,
sea glass pebbles,
blue-green diamonds…

a lost dolphin’s dream,
an angel walking on water,
or maybe the key that opens
all forgotten sand castles,

will we ever know
what a child
running on the beach
is looking for?


Enfant sur une plage des Landes (France) © 2016 – F.G.M.

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Author: nehal

Physician by profession, I like to spend my spare time reading literature and philosophy, getting to know different cultures and exploring various forms of creative expressions,..paintings,music, photography, cinema, theatre, sculpture and of course poetry. I usually write in my mother tongue Gujarati and sometimes in Hindi and English. Nehal’s world is at the crossroads of my inner and outer worlds, hope you like the journey…

7 thoughts on “Forgotten Sand Castles”

  1. Is it necessary that the child has to look for something while walking on the beach? Perhaps he is just savouring the beauty, the ambience and the water. To walk without purpose is also an endlessly pleasant activity. Most activities of children are pleasantly purposeless. The painful tag of purpose gets attached as they grow.

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    1. True! Child represents curiosity, passion for adventure, energy to explore and joy of being! Here poet ( as we) wonders about that endless, purposeless running in sense of admiration!


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