Sunday, September 10, 2017

The coming gale


There was a grey mist over the waves
The sea slowly awoke from her sleep
I thought I heard a mermaid laughing
She sang a song from the briny deep

The tide kicked the spume over the beach
With squabbling Herring Gull's normal affray
A vagrant Albatross now soared aloft
Glanced down on us then was on her way

The mermaid waved shaking her long hair
Then dived in the sea with a flip of her tail
I wish she'd stay for a yarn or two
But she'd warned me of a coming gale

I hauled my boat above high tide mark
And wondered whether I'd see her again
My sleep is oft filled with dreams of her
I listen for her sweet song, but in vain

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29 comments:

  1. I like the story you've told here, sirens song indeed

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  2. Robin, even your storms have romantic interludes with mermaids!!! :)

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  3. Gotta love a good mermaid story. Well told!

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  4. You wanna watch out for those mermaids. Stay in your boat I say ;)

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  5. Wow, I loved this poem, superb. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. Deep secrets of sea, which sometimes are hard to find.

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  7. Don't you just hate it when the sweetest of songs is never heard again? So frustrating!

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  8. Ah, there is something so magical about the mermaid imagery. I hope she is seen again!

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  9. Oh this is absolutely lovely! I do love mermaids!❤️

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  10. I wish she'd stay for a yarn or two
    But she'd warned me of a coming gale

    It is good that it had the presence of mind to be helpful

    Hank

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  11. men have been lured to the rocks with such songs - I like the sounds of "the tide kicked the spume over the beach
    With squabbling Herring Gull's normal affray"

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  12. There is something untouchable of the mermaid imagery... I wonder if she feels the same below.

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  13. I like the mermaid's laughter and song. Hope she got away before the gale.

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  14. Those mermaids are ever elusive. Great poetic tribute to her!

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  15. I loved this tale of the mermaid....quite a gale kicking up here right now.

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  16. I hope you see your mermaid again and that next time, you two can have a nice time exchanging tales.

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  17. Ah, the mer-people are so enchanting! Lovely poem; I enjoyed the description of the natural world with the storm coming, too.

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  18. I think that's what they do best leave the wonderer yearning
    This is so lovely
    Happy Sunday

    much love...

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  19. Ah.. But that it happened at all. Delightful dream.

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  20. Once again, a masterful job with the rhyme in this hypnotically - and hauntingly - drawn, scene.

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  21. The siren song and warning of a mermaid. It carried me along on a current just as it would her.

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  22. So she saved your life but condemned you to a lifetime of yearning? No wonder mermaids have a rep.

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  23. I like the idea of her singing being a warning of danger, rather than dangerous itself.

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  24. Sounds like a song, very nice dream...

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