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Len Lye


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SILVER SEA VALLEY


THERE IS A VALLEY OF PURE SILVER AND SAND WITHOUT EARTH WHERE MOONBEAMS DRAIN DOWN TO SILVER THE SEA AT NIGHT. PEARLS HAVE 
TAKEN ROOT IN CRACKS AND HOLLOWS FILLED WITH DEW. THEY HAVE 
GROWN INTO TREES THAT LIVE ON MOONLIGHT AND SEA MIST. THEY 
HAVE BLOOMS THAT ONLY UNFOLD FROM THEIR STALKS IN THE 
MOONLIGHT. CRABS CLIMB THE TREES AND GO FROM FLOWER TO 
FLOWER TO EAT THE MOON SEEDS AND TAKE SEA SMELLS. THE TREES 
KNOW THE CRABS WILL CARRY THE MOON SEEDS DOWN TO THE SEA 
WHERE THEY WILL BECOME PEARLS AGAIN.

 

Len Lye


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Last updated 22 August, 2001