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Mystic Waters

Mystic Waters (An Ekphrastic Pantoum)

There she waits, sea maiden so fair

Submerged in salted tears

Sunlit tresses fanning sea-caps

Mythical, nature’s perilous  beauty

 

Submerged in salted tears

Sea tastes bitter on the tongue

Mythical, nature’s perilous  beauty

Oh, behold her fathomless treasure

 

Sea tastes bitter on the tongue

Her mournful eyes belie her lair

Oh, behold her fathomless treasure

Mortal men, beware the siren’s call

 

Her mournful eyes belie her lair

Sunlit tresses fanning sea-caps

Mortal men, beware the siren’s call

There she waits, sea maiden so fair

 

Selena Howard ©2011

The pantoum originated in Malaysia in the fifteenth-century

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2012 2:44 pm

    Absolutely wonderful! Robert Graves, the English poet and novelist, believed that all real poetry descends from the White Goddess religion of the ancient Celts. This poem, with is frightening siren beneath the sea and the repeated warnings to mortal men, would qualify this under Graves’ requirements for poetry. This is well done, really well done.

  2. January 15, 2012 2:58 pm

    Thomas,I’m deeply humbled by your comment especially when I read your works and see the depth and experience you have.Thank you so much,you have gifted me with something that I will treasure forever.

  3. February 1, 2012 6:38 am

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    March 8, 2012 1:21 pm

    Mhm, nice layout ;).

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