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What the Mermaid Knows

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What the Mermaid Knows

The sea is aglow with her memories
Seaweed meadows of deep cave treasuries
Stories that summon the lost and curious
Legends embossed in silent reveries

She drifts the illumined waves of her home
Wide blue realms in which she may roam
Her spirit alive beyond undersea depths
In echoes of songs over silver - green foam.

What is it - what does the mermaid know?
Beyond the clouds and winds that blow
That she is woman and nature combined
This wisdom is hers- on all to bestow


Rubaiyat
I wrote this one for the contest 'Mermaids'
that I sponsored. The goal was to capture the essence
of a mermaid. There were many wonderful mermaid poems. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/25/2017 8:40:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Suzanne . Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 9/25/2017 10:45:00 AM
Suzanne, congratulations on your placement with this lovely poem, I do recall your contest.
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Date: 9/24/2017 10:30:00 PM
Congrats on your win!
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Date: 7/28/2016 8:37:00 PM
Suzanne, congratulations on your 101 in a row contest win. Luv **SKAT**
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Date: 7/27/2016 9:50:00 PM
Hi Suz, Congratulations on your win. Stop by my latest blog "THE REAL ME." Enjoy your win. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 8/13/2014 12:18:00 PM
Thanks Are: I have contest going which I intend to judge this week. When the results are published you will see a whole section of Mermaid poems. Thanks for your vist. SuZ
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Date: 8/13/2014 10:48:00 AM
Anything mermaid fascinates me... just like this poem. Thank you for sharing this. LoveLots, Ara
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 8/13/2014 12:19:00 PM
Thanks Are: I have contest going which I intend to judge this week. When the results are published you will see a whole section of Mermaid poems. Thanks for your visit. SuZ
Date: 6/9/2014 2:26:00 PM
Same excellent imagery there... especially liked "seaweed meadowed" and "woman and nature combined". Very evocative. Thanks for running the competition; waiting with bated breath for the judging!
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Date: 6/3/2014 3:22:00 PM
Mystical!!! Wonderful writing, Suzanne. And thank you for your kind comments today. Laianie
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Date: 6/3/2014 2:52:00 PM
i'm all in for the mystique feel of this piece, suzanne.. awesome.. huggs
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Date: 6/3/2014 5:35:00 AM
You captured the romance, mystery, and beauty of the mermaid. Fantastic write.
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Date: 6/2/2014 11:26:00 PM
wonderful write,wisdom bestows Suzanne
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Date: 6/2/2014 2:11:00 AM
Wow if this was in the contest would be a sure fire winner - so wonderful seeing an incredible poem to inspire people to enter the contests. Hugs Jan xxxx
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Date: 5/31/2014 9:09:00 PM
Wow Suzanne, your poem is simply enchanting and I see it coming in at the top of the winner's list! It is going into my favorite file. Please post it at pft too. Hugs, Connie
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Date: 5/31/2014 3:21:00 PM
Dear Suzanne, The concept of "mermaids" has always been fascinating to me. You surely bring them to life in your beautifully written poem! I've been seeing so many wonderful Mermaid poems that I'm glad I don't have to judge these. Yours is surely a winner in my eyes. Love, Carolyn
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 5/31/2014 3:27:00 PM
It is such a fascinating subject.....I wanted to judge it blind so I would be unbiased in reading all the fantastic poems...lovely to see you as always.
Date: 5/30/2014 7:21:00 AM
fantastic I love it Suzanne ty for visiting my page hugs
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 5/31/2014 3:28:00 PM
Hi Shadow....hope you are having a fin-tastic day...lol
Date: 5/29/2014 11:42:00 PM
:) Such a pure heart of the mermaid , a beautiful heart that gives us blessings:)
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 5/31/2014 2:24:00 PM
Thanks for your lovely comment. It made my day to have your visit.
Date: 5/29/2014 10:32:00 PM
you are the one doing this contest, right? Gosh, this is a really fine example of a mermaid poem to show us,Suz. You captured that romantic essence of the legend. I sure hope to do this topic justice if I try it out.
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Date: 5/31/2014 2:22:00 PM
Yes. I am.....I always try to write a poem for my own contests .....if I can't meet the challenge I can't expect others too. I like to inspire as well as challenge so good luck with this topic...I know you'll be great at it. I won't know which is your poem until I close.