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Forbidden Love

He stood upon the cliffs awaiting the sunrise
Watching as the last of the moon descended
Anticipating the light meeting the sea
Listening to the waves kissing the shore.

As the tips of light began to reflect
He saw her on the rocks below
Sable hair embracing her shoulders
Skin so pale against the sea washed rocks

He watched as she finger combed her tresses 
Humming softly to the morn
A siren song to warm and greet him
Watching, yearning, wanting more.

She must have felt his eyes upon her
Green met fawn linking sea and sky
Caressing, calling, passions rising
Heart beats crashing with the tides

Both knew magic in their souls
Part man, part hawk he spread his wings
On gentle currents down he drifted,
Softly landing on the shore.

But soul mates they could never be
For she was not his kind
Through eyes that glistened with briny tears
She bidden him good life and goodbye

For her world was not of air and sun
Her world was wet and blue
She donned her skin and swam away
As selkie maidens do.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2009 4:49:00 PM
    so lovely....I would like more of what he looked like in man form? L&L cat in lap;)

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 4:52:00 PM
    Enjoyed this poem with kind of a fairy tale feel--thought the end didn't have the ususal happy conclusion. The rhyme words well. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and for your kind comments. Karen

  1. Date: 4/29/2009 4:10:00 PM
    Most excellent retelling of the silkie tale in a different light! excellent! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 2:20:00 PM
    What an awesome poem, i'd love to see Roger Mathews do a mystical drawing depicting a scene from the above, with the lyrics imposed on it, its wow factor for me.

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 8:32:00 PM
    This is an amazing write,I really enjoyed this, and the title is kickin!

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 11:16:00 AM
    Beautiful write! =) really enjoyed it. -darkpoet

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 8:51:00 AM
    WOW!...now this is poetry. :)