Siren Song

Song to the Siren

Song to the Siren (Photo credit: Sauvage Oie)

I understand the ancient mariners now
Like them I tie myself against my heart
To the bow
The wisdom of the drunkenness of senses
With sheer beauty losing
All defences
I understand the wish to hear then die
Your siren song
Your lover’s sigh

If Lucifer fell into a melody
Of fevered passion and
Poignant artistry
He found a harbour in the pit of you
And drank from souls
He could yet draw straight through
I understand the lost and creeping lunacy
This hollow well
This ancient sea

Unutterable beauty there upon your face
It seems some demons keep
A kind of shining grace
The song you sang me broke apart my soul
And so it seems it still
May take its toll
I understand the ancient mariners now
Like them I tie myself against my heart
To the bow

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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16 Responses to Siren Song

  1. Nice pic and prose!

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    haunting melody of sadness
    that seems to never end
    as the heart and you tied to the bow
    struggles against the sirens song
    singing into the wind
    Beautiful….
    )0(
    ladyblue

  3. the “If Lucifer” stanza is breathtaking

  4. Oh wow Helen this is stunning, breath-stealing in its beauty =)

  5. Cubby says:

    This is really beautiful. Something I would come back to read over again for sure.

  6. wonderful! middle stanza is fabulous!!

  7. Hauntingly beautiful, Helen. Great work as always. xxxx

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