Loreley By Anonymous

Loreley By Anonymous I do not know what haunts me, What saddened my mind all day; An age-old tale confounds me, A spell I cannot allay. The air is cool and in twilight The Rhine’s dark waters flow; The peak of the mountain in highlight Reflects the evening glow. There sits a lovely maiden Above […]

Ariel By William Shakespeare

Ariel By William Shakespeare Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell Burthen Ding-dong Hark! now I hear them,–Ding-dong, bell. Copyright © by […]

Mermaid By Walter De La Mare

Mermaid By Walter De La Mare Leagues, leagues over the sea I sail Couched on a wallowing dolphin’s tail. The sky is on fire, the waves a-sheen, I dabble my foot in the billows green. In a sea-weed hat on the rocks I sit, where tern and sea-mew glide and beat, and where dark shadows […]

Antipholus By William Shakespeare

Antipholus By William Shakespeare O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note, To drown me in thy sister’s flood of tears. Sing, siren, for thyself, and I will dote; Spread o’er the silver waves thy golden hairs, And as a bed I’ll take them and there lie, And in that glorious supposition think He […]

Sabrina Fair By John Milton

Sabrina Fair By John Milton Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv’st unseen Within thy airy shell By slow Meander’s margent green, And in the violet-imbroider’d vale Where the love-lorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well: Canst thou not tell me of a gentle pair That likest thy Narcissus are? O if thou […]

Ulysses And The Siren By Samuel Daniel

Ulysses And The Siren By Samuel Daniel Siren: Come worthy Greek, Ulysses, come, Possess these shores with me; The winds and seas are troublesome, And here we may be free. Here may we sit and view their toil That travail in the deep, And joy the day in mirth the while, And spend the night […]

The Mermaid By William Bluter Yeats

The Mermaid By William Bluter Yeats A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

Oberon By William Shakespeare

Oberon By William Shakespeare My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest since Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin’s back Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid’s music? Copyright […]

The Mermaid By Lord Alfred Tennyson

The Mermaid By Lord Alfred Tennyson Who would be A merman bold, Sitting alone, Singing alone Under the sea, With a crown of gold, On a throne? I would be a merman bold, I would sit and sing the whole of the day; I would fill the sea-halls with a voice of power; But at […]

The Mermaids By Marianne Boruch

The Mermaids By Marianne Boruch The spell is a mouth’s perilous-o as they dark circle the boats in their most resplendent pliable armor. The concept fish aligning with girl or love with death to bring down men at sea, temptation confused into offering, the mismatch of like plus unlike really likes, straight to rock bottom. […]