Shapes of pebbles so random be
Of earth, brook, lake, river and sea
Seen and felt with hand and heart
Query posed from where you did start
Was it a mountain high and vast
From which you were newly cast
Pebbles now I to hold
And held are stories yet to be told.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Greek Girls Picking up Pebbles by the Sea, Lord Frederic Leighton, English, 1830-1896, Oil on canvas, 1871.