Friday, April 9, 2021

Filling the Well: Florence Parry Heide and Andres Amador

Sand magnified up to 300 times                     Intelligent Living

Big rocks into pebbles,
pebbles into sand.
I really hold a million million rocks here in my hand.
– Florence Parry Heide
from Go With the Poem, selected by Lilian Moore

Andres Amador's Earthscapes:
Art that Goes Out with the Tide

Andres Amador's "Henna Sand Art" (a time lapse video):
More amazing sand art creations: 

Join Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference for some wonderful dual language poems and this week's Poetry Friday roundup.


  1. I've just been reading about the rich poetic language the field of geology offers us.... and now this. Thank you!

  2. Nice! Seems like a good one to memorize, too. (Janet has got me thinking about memorizing poems.)

  3. I've seen Amador's stills, but not this awesome video, Michelle. It feels like my 'wabi-sabi' for today. And, I'll share with my family while thinking of our next beach trip! Thank you!

  4. I kind of adore this poem. And Tabatha's comment has me reading it over and over to memorize.

  5. A million million rocks! Yes!

  6. Sand is the best. I want to create an earthscape right now.

  7. I want to take one of Andres Amador's workshops and become one with the million million rocks. :)

  8. Andres Amador's Earth Art pieces are fascinating, loved the images from atop too, and the foaming water rolling over! Fun poem on "a million million rocks" too, thanks Michelle!

  9. The photo of the sand is mind-blowing, as is Andres Amador's work. Sweet little poem. Thanks for a lovely post.