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The Siren's Song

Beware the song you cannot flee,
enchanting in the afternoon -
its evil tempting melody.

Baited, lost, you dream and swoon
as she reaches with beckoning smile,
enchanting in the afternoon.

Her song and beauty will beguile;
you strip and bare your lonely soul
as she reaches with beckoning smile.

It isn't only you she tempts -
with every sailor on the sea
you strip and bare your lonely soul.

A vortex now of hopeless pleas;
the sirens know what song to sing
with every sailor on the sea.

Too late to fly, you can't take wing,
beware the song you cannot flee -
the Sirens know what song to sing,
its evil tempting melody.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/2/2019 8:34:00 AM
A fittingly siren like verse! The form is more intricately woven than the usual villanelle. (Am I right that it has elements of the villanelle, Terza Rima, and Pantoum -2nd Line repeated?)—It is brilliant!
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Date: 2/1/2019 9:00:00 PM
This poem is written with the heart and soul of my favorite poet of all time - Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He is my absolute favorite, and this writing reminds me one hundred percent of his, Craig. LOVE it!
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Date: 1/31/2019 8:32:00 AM
Ooh...so haunting in its singsong melody! Nicely done, Craig!
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Date: 1/31/2019 9:34:00 AM
Thank you Kim!