Catherine Daniel Ceramics

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Monday, 30 May 2011

Starry Starry Starfish

I found a tiny starfish
In a tide pool by the sand.
I found a tiny starfish
And put him in my hand.

An itty-bitty starfish
No bigger than my thumb,
A wet and golden starfish
Belonging to no one

I thought I would take him
From the tide pool by the sea,
And bring him home to give to you
A loving gift from me.

But as I held my starfish,
His skin began to dry.
Without his special seaside home,
My gift to you would die

I found a tiny starfish
In a tide pool by the sea.
I hope whoever finds him next
Will leave him there like me!

And the gift I've saved for you?
Is the best gift I can give:
I found a tiny starfish,
And for you, I let him live.

Dayle Ann Dodds (1952-)

Am having a bit of a Starfish moment! They'll be making their way to the Pick 'n' Mix Makers' Market at Holt in a few weeks' time. For details see sidebar top right.


  1. Thank you so much for dropping by at my blog. I love these pretty starfish

  2. I adore these cute starfish. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love finding fellow Norfolk blogs. Now following you!

  3. These are so cute, I love the design and the colours. Do you sell these via the internet at all, or similar designs? xxx

  4. Your starfish are lovely as is the poem. I do love starfish. I was once in a lift in a hotel in Cardiff, a load of Japanese people got in the lift, one of them pointed at the starfish brooch I was wearing and they all started talking at once and smiling at me, most disconcerting, but I think they liked starfish too. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and leaving kind comments, it is much appreciated. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

  5. These are beautiful! I will pop back to have a good look later!

  6. Just back from Cornwall where I saw a little starfish in a rockpool - first time in years I've seen a starfish! Yours are too cute.

  7. Looking forward to meeting you at the Pick'n'Mix Market on Saturday. Love these starfish! Penny

  8. Thanks for that Catherine, I'll take a look at your store soon. xxx

  9. Those are really beautiful, I love them!

  10. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I love your starfish, you're so talented!!