Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NPM 2021 - Found Poem 21

Today's poem comes from Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries, written and illustrated by Don Brown.


remains of plants and animals
  covered by dirt
  sink in mud

undisturbed for
millions of years
bones, shell
flat impressions in earth
  become stone

wind, water, high seas 
pummeled the shore 
 cliffs crumbled
 fossils revealed

astonishing find
rare clue to
life long ago
  knowledge unearthed

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2021. All rights reserved.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what new poem I've found. Until then, you may want to read previous poems in this series. I'm also sharing these found poems as images on my Instagram in case you want to see them all in one place. 
April 1 - Flotsam
April 2 - A Warm Wind
April 3 - Zentangle Poem
April 4 - Soap Bubbles
April 6 - Mount St. Helens
April 8 - Muir in California
April 9 - Night on the Reef
April 12 - Slow Thoughts
April 13 - Snowflake Bentley 
April 16 - One Well
April 17 - Phytoplankton 
April 18 - Beneath My Feet
April 19 - Being Caribou 


  1. I love this book...and Mary Anning!

  2. I remember reading about this woman - and wishing that I could time travel. Archaeology was a hoot when so much was practically sitting there to be discovered. Just beach combing brought up so much, in the days before much automation. All those treasures...