Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

My Most Beautiful Possession

My Most Beautiful Possession (Photo credit: wordsnpix)

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!
(Poem excerpted from The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.) To read the complete poem, you can go HERE.
I don’t have any photo of my own to contribute to this week’s challenge, but I thought this poem and a photo of a Chambered Nautilus would be appropriate.

14 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes is one of my favorite creatives/thinkers and the photo of the Chambered Nautilus is beautiful. Learned something new. 🙂

  2. Beautiful; yet delicate spirals! The poem was soothing to read. Thank you!

  3. love the way the Nautilus grows itself a bigger spiral chamber – brilliant for the theme and lovely words to match

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