Tyrtle Beach


We made a turtle out of sand
Gathered within reach.
We left these dreams to tease the night.
Morning tossed out brighter light
Returning sand to beach.

Photos: “Tyrtle”, above, and “Tyrtle from Various Perspectives and Afterwards”, below. I am linking these to Frank Jansen’s Tuesday Photo Challenge with the theme of sand.  I took the photos at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

Tyrtle From Various Perspectives and Afterwards

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

33 thoughts on “Tyrtle Beach”

  1. Impressive! I love the detail in the shell! I have fun memories at Myrtle Beach!

    I think we may be making a sand turtle now the next time we go to “Turtle Beach”. Maybe we can even have a honu (sea turtle) “photo bomb” us when we take a picture to show you! Ha 2 for the price of one!

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    1. It is a nice beach to go to. I prefer woods, but the beach is beautiful. I often forget to make sand sculptures on the beach. It is one way for people to do something together although just sitting or walking there is fine, too. Thank you!

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      1. My kids love to play in the sand too. It’s fun to make tunnels and castles. They always invite a few other beachhoers so it usually ends up to be quite the ordeal!

        I love the woods too. Luckily, we get both here and I can frequently visit both to get my nature fix! There’s just something special about the two scents: salty air at the beach vs that dirt/leaves/pine smell you can only get in the woods!

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        1. I like the coolness of the forest, but the mosquitoes in places can be annoying. Some sand sculptures I’ve seen are very impressive and realistic. I am amazed by what people can do with sand and water and a few hours of fun.

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    1. Yes, there is an immediate sense of finitude once one considers building a sand sculpture. The art will become unrecognizable in a day or so, but that makes room for more art. That is why we made sure to take photos. Thank you, Danik!


  2. You are the full deal, Frank! The poetry and photography put you on the plus side… but sand sculpting! The mind boggles.

    I’m not as conversant with poetic forms, but I liked the a b c c b rhyme scheme, and how you alluded to the tides without naming them such.

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    1. I don’t know if the form has a name or not, but I see it as a variation on common meter with rhyme abcb and tetrameter/trimeter lines. I sometimes like to add an extra line between the third and fourth to get a chance to rhyme on the c sound. I didn’t personally build the sand sculpture, but my family did. The “we” in the poem did not include me. Thanks, Charley!


    1. It does look sad. Some of these beaches with dune vegetation and public access try to protect the turtles. However, I can imagine these sites are decreasing although I don’t have any data on it. One needs to have the shoreline protected in some way. Thank you!

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  3. SMiLeS.. OuR Turtle
    Sand is whiter than
    Your Turtle Sand
    at Myrtle Beach…
    aT Navarre
    Beach Quartz
    Crystal more
    but it is Art FeeL SeNsE
    NoW oF aLL Sand Castles we
    BRinG that wHo count the most
    iN All Sand Colors oF Creativity NoW..
    on top of that
    i’ve never
    a White Turtle.. hehe..
    So.. YeS A Rhyme oF
    Your Turtle makes
    more reason
    than most
    Turtle Sand
    Castles Created Here..;)

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