Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Siren Songs

Siren songs,
like scintillating sonnets,
sound forth from the frothy seas,
which, having served me up
onto the sands of unknown shores
(from some depth of great distress),
impart a Sibylline significance:
you are a mystery
we do not understand;
as such, you are a blessing,
and your silence in our depths
will not suffice,
so go forth,
see, sing, speak
—reveal what beauty is yours
in the world,
and be lost from it
no more.

© 2010 by Elisabeth T. Eliassen

(A reply to Kafka)

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