Shelter

SHELTER

Growth rings inscribe
inside each shell
the markers of
a former life

This shell, my skin,
outers a life
still stretched
still lived in.


from Shell(Insomniac Press, 2007), copyright© Olive Senior 2007, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

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Olive Senior

Olive Senior Reading from her Poems

1Moon

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2Rejected Text for a Tourist Brochure

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3Leaving Home

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4Embroidery

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5Lacemaker

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6The Birth of Islands

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7The Secret of Flying Close to the Sun Without Melting Wings

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8Peacock Tale 2

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9Rooster

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10Hen

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11Guinea Hen

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12The Pull of Birds

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13Meditation on Red

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14Hurricane Story 1904

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15Hurricane Story 1988

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16Starapple

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17Pineapple

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18Guava

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19Guinep

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20Bamboo 4

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21Brief Lives

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22My Father's Blue Plantation

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23Meditation on Yellow

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24Gastropoda

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25Shelter

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26Garden Snail

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27Hurricanes

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28Join the Dots

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29Shell

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30A Superficial Reading

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31Colonial Girls School

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32Birdshooting Season

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33Hurricane Watch

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34Dead Straight

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