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Mermaid's Milk: a collaboration with the still dashing David Williams

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Mermaid's Milk: a collaboration with the still dashing David Williams

The moss clung tightly; making it unbearable to breathe, 
and she sealed her lips tighter than a clam’s— not letting the pain take over

As the stars drift silently, like ships on a lost sea of darkness,
she whispers to Hope: 
“Swim free and look for the horizon, then come back to me...”

The night; collected on the leaves, 
       drops fell like Mermaid’s milk onto an already moist floor
Striking the shimmering tearful medium, 
         it gives birth to a shower of graceful pearls as the dawn awaits


I hear your voice drift upon a cool ocean breeze; 
              gilded words of adoration 
I glide towards it, praying that it guides me, 
          strengthens me, 
                nurtures me 
  like Mermaid’s milk

Touch as I might, my senses are in-different to please, my voice mute!
Be my Siren’s song and sing for me, serenade my senses back to life...

With an inquisitive tongue, I taste an almost scentless flower 
It is but a wisp, a whisper, a flick of a ray of sunshine, but it was There.

So much is lost. 
    The rivulets of time, hear me, see me, like a ghostly apparition...
Capture me in that moment by lovingly painting me. 
Sing me a song while you do, 
            and let the Mermaid’s milk flow again.

Thank you David, for waiting ever so patiently for my long overdue part-- 
it was a very nice challenge for me to write this :) 
Thank you very much for the inspiring lines...

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  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Hey this is VERY VERY cool...mysterious, dreamy, just COOL! And thanks for pointing out the mistake. I changed it to 'stand' instead of 'stands'(or stans!) actually because I like the way that sounds..not sure if that's proper English, but oh well!...;)

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:11:00 PM
    I love this,,, I can't believe I've never read it before. love it when you can step into a picture or a poem,,,, truly awesome. going to favorites ;} Thank you both for reading my words/poems

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:42:00 PM
    enjoying this beauty again, Nikko. Happy New Year to you – sorry I’ve been away from Soup for so long (my wife recently left me for someone else).

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:04:00 AM
    As i said to Dave i say to.youWhat a beauty ..What a gem..going to my favs..sweet jellybean

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 7:25:00 AM
    wow i've just managed to get here, read david's the other day.... this is so good, love the title, the theme, and the whole poem is so professional, so sophisticated, a credit to both of you, and a honour to read...

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 2:10:00 PM
    most beautiful collab sweet friend Nikko .. read on David's list last night .. u 2 make a great duo for writing .. read the comment I left him about mermaids luv .. so so happy to see u here .. missy u much

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:22:00 AM
    you work beautifully together : ) Hope your week is an excellent one, Nikko. Yes, I wonder if we will ever discover who Jack the Ripper was...

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:55:00 AM
    Just came from David's page to tell you how wonderful this poem is and I have faved it--this is truly painting with words!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 8:42:00 AM
    gosh, what ever inspired you two to do such a creative poem on a topic that never would have occurred to most people? You are both amazing talents at Soup and my good friends I am so pleased to know!! You really complemented each other beautifully!

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    Date: 12/1/2012 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David's the inspiration here, Andrea-- he came up with the idea of "Mermaid's Milk" and it was a wonderful and challenging concept to work with---I was intrigued as to how to approach it... thanks for your compliments, sweetie!
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 4:48:00 AM
    Nikko Thank You. I am humbled to be working with such a talented poet as yourself....David xx

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    Date: 12/1/2012 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You as well, David! For believing that I could tackle this subject and for being patient with me-- I feel privileged that you chose to collaborate with me-- I remember this was the time I wasn't writing as much and you gave me this... thank you!
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 4:33:00 AM
    wow! an amazing collaboration!

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    Date: 12/1/2012 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Evangeline!
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 4:23:00 AM
    Nikko, You and David have really put together a wonderful poem. This may be the best collaboration I have ever read. It's wonderful. I am doing fine, not very inspired these days, unless i write about my father's death. I may, but I may not. :) How are you doing? hugs, Catie

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    Date: 12/1/2012 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got me saying Wow with your comments here, Catie-- I'm happy to have worked with David-- I'm glad to know you're doing fine, and I think I can relate about writing-- I am kind of in the same boat right now, that's why I am thankful I got to write this one...I'm going to get busier this month, eep. I still owe visiting you.
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:48:00 PM
    Thank you I enjoyed the read....Seren

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    Date: 12/1/2012 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you as well, Seren! Glad you enjoyed it!