Tide Pool Symphony
by Greg Packard
Creatures of the tide pool
live together in harmony.
Starfish, limpets and cowries
co-exist in a musical symphony.
Conducted by the sea magnificent
a starfish spends the mornings lazing,
while cowrie passes afternoons gazing
at those surfers who ride the waves . . .
Wondering if they are that brave.
Wanting to taste the freedom
of an endless summer curl.
The idea comes collectively
that if they’d band together,
the starfish, limpets and cowries
could ride their perfect wave,
and feel the freedom of
an ocean breeze
with a golden touch of sun.
We humans in society could also work as one.
To stop hunger and homelessness
we can give selflessly to those in need,
and share the peace of love and light with all
in life’s beautiful tide pool symphony.
Artist and poet, Greg Packard wrote “Tide Pool Symphony” to accompany the bowl (pictured above) which he created for World Hunger Bowl.
World Hunger Bowl, as many of you may know, is the annual benefit dinner and silent auction of donated artisan bowls to fund programs for the poor and homeless of the Laguna Beach community.
This year’s highly successful event took place on November 6 as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. You can read more about it at World Hunger Bowl.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Packard, 53 is a marine biologist and original LA punk rocker. This weekend he happily attended a long-awaited concert by Nine Inch Nails at Staples Center.
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