The Shell - Poem By Amy Carmichael

by Hannah Hunter-Kelm

Perfect for anyone who loves Amy Carmichael's poetry. A beautiful, modern and minimalist print.


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  • UK - £4.50
  • International - £7.00


Perfect for anyone who loves Amy Carmichael's poetry. This beautiful, modern and minimalist print features Amy's well known poem, 'The Shell', and also includes several images which are from an original linocut featuring over 200 hand carved shells. Available in both black and blue in three different sizes, you're sure to find the right artwork for your home. Since this print is based on a poem by a Christian missionary, it could be the ideal gift for baptism, confirmation, or ordination.

The full poem reads:

Upon the sandy shore an empty shell,
Beyond the shell infinity of sea;
O Saviour, I am like that empty shell;
Thou art the Sea to me.

A sweeping wave rides up the shore, and, lo,
Each dim recess the coiled shell within
Is searched, is filled, is filled to overflow
By water crystalline.

Not to the shell is any glory then:
All glory give we to the glorious sea.
And not to me is any glory when
Thou overflowest me.

Sweep over me, Thy shell, as low I lie,
I yield me to the purposes of Thy will;
Sweep up, O conquering waves, and purify.
And with Thy fulness fill.

Please note that this price is for an UNFRAMED print. The listing photos are how it could look if you chose to frame it.

Printed on high quality Photographic Inkjet paper.

Print sizes are:
A3 (29.7 x 42 cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
A4 (21 x 29.7cm, 8.27 x 11.69 inches)
A5 (14.8 x 21 cm, 5.82 x 8.26 inches)

Meet the Maker

Hannah Hunter-Kelm

I make screenprints, linocuts, collages and illustrations which are inspired by my faith in Jesus.

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