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Castle In The Sand

Castle In The Sand


Waves besiege the shore
As crashing long lost lovers--
Lonely lions roar--
Salty cling of sultry air
Glistens as sunlight weakens...

Latte-coloured sand
Reveals waving fiddler crab
The male--his Huge hand--
Tempting females to his lair,
His deep castle in the sand.

~by deborah burch©
5/14/2012

*Note: the fiddler crab
they mate every two weeks...the male stands outside his two-foot deep elaborate burrow in the sand (castle) and waves his very enlarged claw enticing all females who pass by...when one shows interest, she stops for a second or two...stares at him...and he goes in to his castle, comes out and repeats this a few times until she makes up her mind....lol...once he has convinced a female, he seals the door to his castle, and there they stay...well, for a while...lol...db

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  1. Date: 5/21/2012 10:25:00 PM

    This is awesome . A big congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 2:24:00 PM

    Erotic! That crab he fiddle a seductive tune. Enjoyed mucho. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 7:39:00 PM

    Wonderful and beautiful write,Deb.Congratulations on your well deserved win.love ya

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 5:37:00 PM

    Something a bit different and very nice!Congrad's on your big win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:23:00 PM

    Congratulations on your placement in Gail's "Sandcastles" contest Deborah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 2:01:00 PM

    Congrats Deb on your special winning poetry luv vie

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/18/2012 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) thank you dear Vie! big hugs,love ya deb
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 12:08:00 PM

    Deborah, congratulations on your win in my Sandcastle contest. Love, Gail

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/18/2012 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much Gail for the win and for a cool contest! big hugs, love ya much...
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 10:54:00 AM

    Congratulations Debs trust you to know the mating habits of a crab ha ha xx

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/18/2012 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL!!! now that 's funny ~GG~ LOL!! thank you so much, dear...and I just couldnt help myself...tee hee...love ya much
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 10:26:00 AM

    Cap'n Deb huge congrats on your win, loved it first time..David

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/18/2012 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) thank you so much David...and Big Congrats to you on the new grandchild!! whoo hoo!! that's worth celebrating! :)
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 7:23:00 PM

    I loved your information about the crab and loved your poem! Written with wit and ardour. A winning combination from first line to last, I'd say. You are a Poet's poet! Mahalo, Lotus

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/18/2012 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much sweet Connie!! :) I'm saving your comments for a rainy day!!:) big hugs, love ya bunches...deb
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 7:02:00 PM

    Beautiful images. I like the latte colored sand. Best of luck in the contest.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/18/2012 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Joann!! it was the only colour that in my mind explained it! plus I think I may have been craving one at the time...;) hugs,love ya,deb
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 1:10:00 AM

    Beautifully written, this is a beautifully written write my friend! Interesting facts about the fiddle crab, I enjoyed that a lot! Your poem is utterly fantastic and majestic! Great Work!!

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/15/2012 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *blush* awww, thank you sweet Russell!! Your encouragement is such a blessing! big hugs, love ya , deb
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 5:43:00 PM

    Awesome imagery here..love it!!

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/14/2012 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Pace :)
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 5:01:00 PM

    I like this one! wonderful imagery Deb. Hugs, Catie :)

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/14/2012 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) thank you Catie!!
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 4:03:00 PM

    Cap'n Deb, poetry and nature lessons, who could ask for more he he he..love it..David

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/14/2012 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oops! huge...lol
    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch Date: 5/14/2012 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol...;) thank you David...I just couldn't resist! 'every man's home is his castle', so I just personified a little...lol...plus he does have a really hugs claw by comparison to his body ;) big hugs, love ya deb