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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 April 2nd, 2009

Model: Exclusive stock – MJRanum stock
All else, mine.

Aimee’s artwork has been featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine, ImagineFX, and others. Her work can be found internationally as a greeting cards through Tree Free Greetings, cross stitch patterns through HAED, and jigsaw puzzles by such companies as Buffalo Games, Mega Puzzles, and more! These are now available at Walmart, Fred Meyer, and more. Aimee is currently working on her first children’s book featuring whimsical animals, slated for release in 2012.

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  • calves
    calvesalmost 6 years ago

    Marvellous work!!!:)

  • Thank you so much Claudia!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonalmost 6 years ago


  • HUGS Thank you!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Dalton Sayre
    Dalton Sayrealmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and a lovely tale to go with it. Astounding. An instant favorite. KEEP SHARING!

  • Thank you so much Dalton! I’m honored!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Erika .
    Erika .almost 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful and a brilliant poem to accompany it. I love this!

  • Thank you Erika! And I’m so pleased you took time to read the poem too!! HUGS

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 6 years ago

    Superbly beautiful.

  • Thank you!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Larry  Stewart
    Larry Stewartalmost 6 years ago

    Incredible work. Instant fav!

  • <3 Thank you sweety!! :D

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muiralmost 6 years ago

    wonderful work.

  • Thank you so much Martin!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • sunshine0
    sunshine0almost 6 years ago

    Striking image! Nice attention to detail and colors. The writing that accompanies this image leaves a lasting impact!

  • Thank you for such a beautiful compliment!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Gunter Wenzel
    Gunter Wenzelalmost 6 years ago

    I just got up!continue dreaming! Fantastic artwork!!!

  • LOL Wonderful!! Thank you!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful- So dreamlike and delicate xxxxxx

  • Thank you Anita!! HUGS

    – Aimee Stewart

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