Oh, Great Coral Conch Shell by the seashore,
if I whisper you my secrets, will you share with me yours?
If I tell you what I think about these mysteries to be true,
will you reveal nuances subtly as clues?
If I sat here still and listened attentively,
would you tell me adventurous sea stories of all that you’ve seen?
If I wanted to have a word with Triton, King of the Sea,
would you be able to send for the mermaids to transport me?
If I put you in my pocket to add to my collection,
would you lose your magic so far inland?
Most of all, I was wondering this…
Do forgive me if it is simply too presumptuous…
If I sent a message to him in a bottle, but the winds interfered,
would you find him for me and whisper this into his ear…?