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Lorelei' Song

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 06-02-2000 02:23 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

The eastward lands sloped away down to the roiling sea,
And I, alone, stood there mute, as her song called out to me.
Another place, some future time, waited for me there,
And so I proceeded downward into the salt sea air.

The clouds sped by in silent flight, tendrilled wings aspread,
Faithfully leading me eastward a little farther yet.
In her call I swore I heard the promise of sweeter climes,
And so I proceeded downward into the salt sea brine.

The waves caressed my waist then chest as I followed on
Drawing me ever into her irresistibly sweet song.
The chill that met my body wet went deeper to my soul,
As I in burning need surrendered the last of my control.

Another step, deeper yet, the waves lapped higher still,
The song drew me onward yet, as if against my will.
I could swear I saw her there, her arms outstretched for me,
My maiden fair, sweet Lorelei, in the roiling sea.

The sea pushed urgently back at me, slowing me in my stride,
But still I struggled nearer to my temptress Lorelei.
The waves crested at my neck, the taste of salt was there,
But I proceeded onward to where she waited there.

My final steps took me too deep for me to catch my breath,
But oh how sweet her arms would feel, though it would mean my death.
She came to me with mirthful laugh and took me to her breast
And then I kissed sweet Lorelei, and reached my final quest.

The waves roll on from night to dawn, along that hidden sea,
Calling out to men who wait for their Lorelei to sing.
And in the air, if you pause there, you'll hear us lost men cry,
For the sweet and tender love of the lovely Lorelei.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
Lorelei54
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1 posted 06-02-2000 02:49 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

Oh sweet sailor of mine...your words leave me speechless, almost breathless at the beauty you write...I pray our marriage is the final quest you speak of...as to me, it is the death of being alone and the fulfillment of being one with you...
ily
Janet Marie
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2 posted 06-02-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

WOW THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
such wonderful devotion and excellent imagery
Lucky lady the the lovely Lorelei.
very lucky.
take care, jm


 There are places inside our souls ...
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts ...
that need to be loved this much.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

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3 posted 06-02-2000 04:32 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Geesh..Make me teary eyed this early in the day will ya!   I adored this, and as I can see, am sure your wife deeply loves it.   How sweet that you two both love to write.


 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


Poet deVine
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4 posted 06-02-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ah! Lovely sir. You and Lorelei have been missed here! Good to see your recent posts.  
Jana Tovey
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5 posted 06-02-2000 06:14 PM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jana Tovey

What a haunting story and Lorelei is such a haunting name.  The sea was his friend, but he didn't heed it's advice. Good poem.  Thanks for sharing it.
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6 posted 06-02-2000 08:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You hit a homer with this one, Mike. The words are good, the images are terrific and the story is tragically romantic. Nice work!


...but ya gotta stop having those wet dreams, yanno?
Denise
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7 posted 06-02-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is absolutely wonderful, Mike! Wow! Simply beautiful!

Denise
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8 posted 06-02-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

LongJohn~
My, my !  What a beautiful tale of the legend of the sweet Loreli ... who came to life for you.
Quite the awesome tale, sir.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Mike
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9 posted 06-03-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Splendid poetry.  Enjoyed.
Corinne
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10 posted 06-03-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

A wonderful tribute to two legends!

Corinne
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 06-03-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

magnificent!
and almost as sweet as she is
Beutifully written piece
and a keepsake forever
Martie
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12 posted 06-03-2000 11:36 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a wonderful story beautifully told!  
 
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