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Immortal Siren

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Immortal Siren

I wonder sometimes

What she saw, in exhilarating day-

That time of morning

When the sky smiles in winsome blue,

Sun-kissed grass paints itself over

And over in needle-points to scar the horizon and

Crumpled-paper clouds

Frolic on invisible threads and ladders

Held up by rosy breezes-

Robust in their secret toils-


It must have been sparkling with mirth-

Shy and winking with mystery-

Scarlet and poison-bright, shod in ruby

Heart-strings,

Shrieking in cheery chimes and beckoning warmth

To be broken.


Did the red haze cover

Her unadulterated eyes?

Just then,

Raping from the inside,

Her skin become dead ivory-

She saw- no glow,

Life left like a displaced conch,

Only echoes of what was once

An ocean, rolling outward in pageants and never-ending beauty-

Now blindness and melancholy tide, coming and going

and folding in death.

Once a regal fire in hues of purple-

Now bloody embers and ashes of diamonds-

the taste of the white fruit, lingering in her bitter mouth-

Once soul-juice illuminating and lily-stained pools-

Now reflections in shards of glass.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2009 7:31:00 AM
    This is very well written, I like tha imagery! Keep sharing please! -darkpoet

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 8:31:00 PM
    I love your vocabulary, and your exquisite phrasing... '...robust in their secret toils,' '...ashes of diamonds.' A stunning piece! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 1:33:00 PM
    Micaela, you well describe the impact of the transition from night to day as it adds color to things that had only a sense of touch under the cover of darkness. You're a talented writer! Thanks for sharing, and for reading "Unicorn." Dreams can be very inspiring, can't they? Carolyn