Enjoyed this very much at our last meeting, Brad.
A terzanelle! I had never heard of this before - must get out the poetry dictionary.
I really loved the metaphor, Brad, and the flow of the poem is beautiful. Well done.
Wow, very clever use of the 'surge' sound: churn, converge, journey, urge, merge. These rhymes work really well to support the more minor end rhymes - the discipline of this structure is tough! I hope there haven't been too many storm fronts? And I prefer 'treasured' shells to the change in the final line when you say 'mostly pretty shells'. To me, this rather trivialises the relationship. Those shells mean a lot, don't they?