Monday, May 18, 2015


What may a man see from a coast?
Where the timbers still land
From long gone galleons
Now sailing a shifting seabed
And if we could dare to look
What else is cast from sea?
A mermaid with auburn hair
Under the gaze of such a man
In a three-cornered hat,
Unfurling brown, crescent, curls
Laced around grey-green eyes
And a flowing voice of copper
And what he may see from the coast
She espied from the sea long ago
And ever thus loved
Cornwall's Heathcliffe
And became his Demelza