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Cannon Lee - Re-posted for reference

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Cannon Lee - Re-posted for reference

The ocean shatters on the banks of my despair
where I stand above the cliffs in mournful yearning there,
amid the thunder and the lightning
that cracks the black of night
I curse the rocks below that took his precious life.

Oh Cannon Lee, Oh Cannon Lee!
my merman of the sea,
so beautiful a creature the world has never seen.
To gaze upon his beauty is to wake up in a dream
and drift forever in those tranquil eyes of green,
those dreamy eyes of my darling Cannon Lee.

I met him on the shore of Evermore
where he lay upon the rocks, his tail torn,
battered by the raging storm, so cold and so forlorn,
dying in the wake of early morn.

I wrapped myself around him, beneath my ermine cape,
and felt his shallow breath upon my tear-stained face
as he took me with a kiss
to his home beneath the sea,
the only place where he could ever live and breathe.

Visions of Atlantis were painted in my mind,
a castle on a cliff where liquid valleys wind
amid the blue and green
and all the shades of light that fall between,
the difference of awake and in a dream.

And in that final hour
his heart began to beat as mine,
and I knew for evermore that I would never find
a love so deep, complete and so divine
as the love that stole my heart, my soul, my mind,
my darling Cannon Lee.

And now I stand upon the cliff of Evermore,
and fall into those dreamy eyes of green once more.


                                 ~~~
                            Author:  Elaine George

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 2:27:00 PM
    Another awesome write. So you are showing me with this one and the other, your poems that got top honors, Elaine? I can certainly see why. What was the "topic" of this contest (if it was in a contest)? Also, I'd never seen a poem before about a merman. So interesting! As you can see I am still down here. Joe may have waken up wondering where I am, and is thinking I am still out at the church. haha. I am so bad! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 11/11/2009 8:57:00 PM
    Dear Lady Elaine, I can see the reference made To "My LOVE of POETRY" I'm sorry I did not read this when YOu told be about it Long ago A beautiful Ode to LOVE, ALWAYS YOURS ...HG

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 4:25:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, Lainie! I love the story and the form in which it is written. Great imagery and lovely, flowing Rhyme! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 3:22:00 PM
    Terrific piece Elaine, lovely poem >> thank you so much for your kind words on my poems >> James

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 1:27:00 PM
    absolutely loved the theme..yet...I tripped occasionally over meter...it feels called to be a more regualr "beat"..Light & Love poetess

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 10:28:00 AM
    Wow! I, too, had "Visions of Atlantis" while reading this incredible poem. Hmmm, what would it be like to love a Merman? I am going to soup mail you a link so you can see the Palin/Turkey video. There are many copies of this posted online if you google Sarah Palin Turkey Pardon. Love this poem, too! Great work. Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 10:22:00 AM
    Wow! Poe, move over. This is flaming-romantic. Enjoyed mucho. Carolyn Devonshire would love this piece. Love, daverd8g