It was cold, at dawn,

as he rowed out,

And the mist lay heavy on his arms

They ached as they pulled him through the waves,

sliding over hidden pearls.

He rowed long and hard,

for as everyone knew,

The best fish come from deep sea

He lost himself in the soft, cold clouds

and the billows of the waves;

He found himself, when the clammy mist cleared,

far from land or haven.

But he cast out his line, without any fear

of what lay under the waves,

And he pulled in fish after fish after fish;

While a storm began to rage.

His hair whipped sharp in his eyes,

and the waves grew high and steep;

But he thought he heard the voice of an angel

whispering on the wind.

“Where do you row, Oh Fisher,

and why do you venture out

on a day that even the seagulls

are wary to wander about?”

He looked high above him,

but all that he saw there

were the enraged clouds, and glimpses of angry sky.

So he looked down, into the sea

and as he looked, slowly, his eyes grew wide.

For beside him floated a siren,

a maiden of scales and skin;

Her lips were painted scarlet,

and her gray eyes pulled him in.

She opened her mouth

–those red, red lips–

and a silken song poured out

The fisherman knew,

without a doubt,

That the siren had captured his heart.

And his rod slipped from his fingers,

and the net fell out of his hands;

So he fell into her gray eyes

and forsook his life on land.

for Seb



About Dagenn

I'm just a persony sort of person. I write things, and sometimes, I put them places for other people to see. I like poetry and shortish stories best. Sometimes I write sad stuff, but I'm actually usually a pretty happy person. Come say hi! View all posts by Dagenn

Got an opinion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Just another human being who's trying to reach new levels of consciousness.

Marlin Sporadical

For students, by students

When will the universe stop staring?

Writing away the sadness... eating tacos in between

A Stairway To Fashion


HA's Place

musings of a self-proclaimed weirdo


Random thoughts from a confused mind.

T J Therien

The official page of T J Therien

Something And Everything..

Everything I Am Made Of...


Ainee Favorito - 20 in MNL..


Just another site

Poetically Naked

The poetic expressions of Chase Q Starz

Carpe Diem

Doing the writing thing...

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

StAtheist's Blog

Casual poet & "philosopher" or rather philosophaster


An eclectic collection of serendipitous introspection

Strangers And Poetry

"Live To Love - Love To Live"

%d bloggers like this: