Siren Song (sestina)
Pursue the darkness, shoreline shadows here
persuade the heart to stray from narrow way.
Seduce the weakling human soul, unable to
Resist the beckoning temptress.
A voice, hear the potent emerald eyes
origin from the sea.
Touch the porcelain flesh, see
all you've ever wanted, it's here,
Captured by startling illustrious eyes.
Taste the ruby lips, follow this way
Into the embrace of the temptress.
Sailor, your life is forfeit too.
In my arms you'll give yourself to
follow me, lost at sea.
Give your dream to the darkness's temptress.
Every deep desire reaches rapture here.
The heavy water, weightless judgments wait,
Seeker swallows the salt of burning eyes
Fantasies ferment, never escape from those eyes
Set in pale features, two
soul-devouring almonds in their ghostly way
Dream's empty promises, gone at sea.
Feel my silken skin, feed your illusion here.
Come to the endless ocean's temptress.
Fiery seaweed eyes
You'll never return from here.
Nowhere to escape to
Can't leave from, you see
You won't want to leave my way
On the current's heart it weighs
The path of the beautiful temptress,
Your dreams forever stolen by the sea.
My façade, presented before your eyes.
You and the others, too,
Taken in by the eerie echo you hear
In my voice you'll surrender, that calls you this way
Caress the white skin of the seductive temptress
Lose your soul to the Siren, calling from the sea.