Reviews for Mermaid Breath
UnsungbutWritten chapter 1 . 1/17/2005
Beautiful poetry once more. Powerful and musky; you can almost smell her through the words. Good flow; I especially like the last line. The imagery is heady and dark and perfumed.
Helgmelia chapter 1 . 8/10/2004
In a way, this poem returns to the origins of the Western mermaid myth (I'm speaking, here, of the traditional "sailor's mermaid".) In my view, the idea of a beautiful, half-human sea creature probably sprang from the lonesome longings of sailors far removed from all things female. In your poem, you've stripped the mermaid of her sparkly, sicky-sweet girlish trappings and left her as she began - a shore-sick man's sensual dream.