The Mermaid

A bit of seafoam For Hedge’s 55


Edmund duLac – Mermaid

The Mermaid
She was lying on the seaglass
absently picking among the greens
blues, whites –
and was drenched from
her head down to her……tail.
her hair was snagged with seaweed,
her tail the colors of the ocean.
Then she saw me –
she smiled, lifted herself
and rode a wave home
leaving behind a pile of seaglass and shells


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry Marr
    Mar 30, 2018 @ 21:45:30

    Gorgeous. Just perfect.


  2. sarahsouthwest
    Mar 31, 2018 @ 02:12:12

    I like the choice of ocean colours, and that little pause before we spot her tail. Lovely.


  3. kim881
    Mar 31, 2018 @ 04:11:47

    What a gorgeous end to the mermaid’s tale/tail:
    ‘she smiled, lifted herself
    and rode a wave home
    leaving behind a pile of seaglass and shells’!


  4. hedgewitch
    Mar 31, 2018 @ 08:04:35

    Very fairy-tale like, and exactly the way magic works I think–I love the opening lines especially, and the sense of something beyond our normal world there if we only look, even if it disappears as soon as we catch sight of it. Thanks for adding your 55 to the mix, Toni, and have a kickass weekend.


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 13:50:34

      Thank you Joy. do people often read the links and then comment?


      • hedgewitch
        Apr 01, 2018 @ 08:09:46

        Some do and some don’t. The premise is that it is not compulsory, because that is what burned me out on blogging. I feel that it should be more about the writing, and that comments should be sincere and not just social one-phrase gush, so that cuts out a lot of traffic. ;_)


        • kanzensakura
          Apr 01, 2018 @ 10:01:30

          I understand. I don’t like “having” to comment either. Thanks for explaining. Now I don’t have to feel guilty when dropping a link. 😺


        • kanzensakura
          Apr 01, 2018 @ 12:30:14

          I must confess, after having an ugly confrontation with a whipper snapper who thought he was THE poet, I went off about this on dVerse and gave up my berth there. I was tired of mouthing platitudes instead of truth and stated to their horror, I wasn’t gonna play that game anymore. He showed up at Toads once and when he wasn’t over, took himself to other parts. So I only speak the truth now. I swear!!!! ??

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  5. the pretty poems
    May 06, 2018 @ 22:03:29

    I just discovered Edmund through Arthur rackham! Thanks for sharing!


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