The Clam Digger

Delicia Powers By Delicia Powers, 31st Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Maine and its history is a story of the sea and the many hardships of reaping it's bounty.

The Clam Digger

In the morning-warm sunlight
My village at the bridge’s end,
At daybreak the tide is out.
A clam harvest is buried
For miles along the bay.

The Clam Digger

With his back bent over the mudflats
Busy reaping the shore
The clam-digger….
His face stern and weather-worn
By endless seasons of early morns.

Made from hard work
The steel of his forearms
Dripping with sweat...
He works alone
On the salty ocean brim
Of Maine’s history.

Photo Credits: Copyright (c) 2011, Mike Powers

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More of my poems...
Summer's Garden
Morning's Gentle Touch
Ambiance of the Sea
Pulling tides of Home



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Maine, Morning, Ocean, Photography, Poetry About Life, Poetry For The Heart And Soul, Poetry With Meaning, Shore

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author avatar Delicia Powers
I write poetry to share the beauty surrounding me in my beloved Maine. My hope simply is- in sharing it, you discover the beauty inside you; and write poetry too...

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author avatar Christine Crowley
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Wow - love these poems. Is that the new bridge on Orrs Island? It looks familiar.

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author avatar Songbird B
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Vividly descriptive as always Delicia..and stunning images that enhance your poem..Just wonderful my friend..\0/x

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author avatar Delicia Powers
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Hi Christine, no... I love that bridge too- not far, but this is the Wiscasset bridge......love Mike's picture of it and all his bridges....thanks Christine:0)

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author avatar stephaniemorris26
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Love how the pictures describe just what you are saying, beautiful!

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author avatar Retired
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Nice picture and poetic portrait, dear Delicia. Flavors of Maine...

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author avatar Jerry Walch
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Oh, hell, Delicia, now I want to head for the beach to dig some clams and we don't have those kinds of beaches here in The Mile High State.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Delicia, one of the things that you do so well is add pictures ti your prose and it really puts us readers in the location. Thank you.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
31st Jan 2012 (#)

Fabulous - you've been cheated out of the star page, Delicia.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
31st Jan 2012 (#)

I love it ! Great work :)

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author avatar Val Mills
1st Feb 2012 (#)

Wonderful simplicity here, giving so much depth to that lone clam digger. I can feel the early morning atmosphere.

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author avatar Buzz
1st Feb 2012 (#)

Beautiful and endearing poetry as always, Delicia. Made me hungry, too.:) Thank you for sharing, dear friend.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
3rd Feb 2012 (#)

nice poem about being hardworking....

now for you, the fruits of your hardwork are your wonderful pages

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks my friends, I have been off visiting again- now home this morning, back in my woodland hide-away ...it is so wonderful to be greeted by all your warm comments...each one much appreciated on this very cold February morning:0)...the dark green of the pine forest- blue skies above and that pristine white of the snow- the view from my widow as I write is so crisp it demands me to get busy and be as creative as all of you my talented Wikinut pals... many thanks I am so looking forward to reading your pages this morning ....:0)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
4th Feb 2012 (#)

Not only was this a wonderful tribute to those who look to the sea's bounty for their living but you have captured natures essence splendidly. Thank you.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
4th Feb 2012 (#)

Tranguilpen this comment means a lot to me because the fishing industry in Maine has become so regulated- it is growing harder and harder for the individual to eek a living from the sea...and that is the very bones and history that Maine was built upon...I drive by the old and empty family farm houses now in growing ruin, times change but perhaps this depression like times we are going through will bring back the hard working family core farms, lobster men....connected with the earth in a way that seems to be disappearing, I pray not...

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
4th Feb 2012 (#)

Hello, Delicia: At last I have reached your poem and pictures. The pictures and words "renew my soul".
Thank you dear Delicia.

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author avatar richardpeeej
5th Feb 2012 (#)

A lovely poem Delicia..it reminds me of walking on the beach my friend. I love all kinds of seafood.Thank you for the memories and for sharing your wonderful poem..

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author avatar Funom Makama
8th Feb 2012 (#)

nice work and beautiful photos!

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author avatar ppruel
8th Feb 2012 (#)

So lovely written with those fabulous photos.

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author avatar sarosh
16th Apr 2012 (#)

Beautiful pictures in your article..

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

Well done and good to read you again. Thanks for sharing this.

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