I wrote , “A Soul’s BECOMING : an Anthology of  Sea shells” as an affirmation of BECOMING’s 12 tools of faith and as a sonnet of PRAISE to my GOD, whose Spirit is ever speaking through His creation

[Ponderous Ark]

A Pond’rous Ark was I, O Lord, alone,

A heavy-laden clam beneath the sea.

In pain, with blanket black and shroud of stone,

Until my needy cry came forth to Thee.

[Gracious Fig Shell]

Your holy Son, with outstretched arms, replied,

 “Come learn from me, dear child; My yoke alights.

Like Gracious Fig in linen white applied

He wrapped my soul in laundered clothes of right.”

[Murex Shell]

Too oft’ I drift from heaven’s holy walk.

‘Til waves impart the Murex mystery,

Reminding me to run to You, My Rock

Where priestly purple flowed through history.


My soul declares, “Above, and so below,

Yet thrice deny before the rooster crows.

A sign of all man’s quintessential way

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[Sea Star]

When stand I at crossroads ‘tween good and wrath,

Way-finding stars bring luminescent day.

“Good Lord,” I ASK. “Where are the ancient paths?”

[Shark’s Eye]

A spiral eye at moonshell’s golden center

Beheld in holy view with longing core

Divine Geometry now my mentor.

Sharks’ eyes and Babies’ ears, Your ocean’s lore.


Exposing corners dark in glory’s light

My eyes were blind ‘til idols you removed.

Like Buttercups REDEEMED and now made right

Confessing heart – my soul’s made ever new.

When truth does reign within, then so without.

IMAGINE. ASK. Pure love replaces doubt.

Tulip Shell

Music staff on Tulip shells do sing

A sacrifice of PRAISE to sorrows bear.

Despite the storms that rage, my faith I bring.

Rich Bounty will come when tomorrow’s here.

[Sea Urchin]

All ships at sea need anchors and crossties,

Like weak Sea Urchins girding for the war,

Kept safely ‘til the storms of life subside.

STAND armor clad enrolled in kingdom’s corps.

[Lettered Olives]

The Olive shell bears marks of sacred art

Like scrolls inscribed with acts of God and man.

That none be lost, I gather fragment parts

ENTRUSTING shards to water and to sand.


The universe, and so the soul,” I sing,

Reveal through us the wisdom of the King.”

[Sand Dollar]

Christ’s life, His death, His rising and ascent

Sand Dollar’s tale, a prophet’s truth foretold.

Five doves within like gifts poured out and spent

ANOINT, empower, heal like those of Old.


Tyrian dyes of purple, blue, and reds

With golden threads weaved by Master’s hands,

Like Israel’s ephods shown in Scallop beds,

With hues that teach of Priest, of King, and Lamb.

[Lightning Whelks]

With paths aplenty, Whelk shows us His Way

Leads us to Zion’s holy mount of Shem.

In Christ, BECOMING One from many, say

“ASSEMBLE – laud to new Jerusalem!”

With God, with self, with man, Your peace I seek.

 God’s hope and Spirit flow unto the meek.

[Angel Wings]

Upon your mercy seat I come to rest

In consecrated peace ‘neath Angels’ Wings.

The birds of air come make their twiny nests

The garnet wine makes hearts ABIDE and sing.

[King’s Crown]

And on that day our Shepherd does appear

King’s Crown He’ll wear in matrimonial mass.

Placing Diadems on those who persevere

To cast before the One from ages past.

[Oyster Shells]

Of life, and death, and sea, and earth’s travail

The Oyster shell tells us the story full

Of faith, and hope, and love, which never fail

Of Heaven’s gates hewn out of iv’ry pearl.

The Truth in mini-wonders, waves present.

They beckon me, “BECOME like Him, Love, sent.


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[The Time has come for our souls take take up A BECOMING Mantle]

Thank you Aunt Georgie Patt for these Glorious Paintings & Pours that you so lovingly created for BECOMING! I am grateful!

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