Saturday, 26 May 2007

mermaid

Her feet sting but still she stands there, temporarily routed to the stop.

A breeze windtunnels past her but she remains motionless apart from the carrier bag hanging from her stooped frame. For a moment it gains flurried momentum but still she is unmoved.

The turquoise and jades have caught her eye. The white horse tendrils make the water seem almost real. As if at any moment it will come crashing down onto the pavement and wash her away.

She recalls stories of pirates and of stormy seas, of sailors smashed against rocky coasts, drawn in by sirens, of under water kingdoms, of ships sunk along with cargos of treasure, of lost worlds, submerged along with their histories.

Is this what it looks like on a choppy ocean? Vessel dove down into a valley amidst the waves?

A breeze windtunnels past her. Bolder this time. She pulls her coat around her and decides to make her way home.

Tonight her dreams will be waves rolling onto pebbly shores, lapping against the beach. And she will be young again, one minute here, the next submerged, a flash of sunlight reflecting from her tail of scales as she disappears into the briny deep.

Inspired by Stefan Lubomiski's photograph 'absorbtion. Follow this link to have a look at his other photographs.

4 comments:

Anna said...

Oooh i like that - fabulous imagery both your writing and the photo

mimi buzzard said...

Beautiful words

Kay Richardson said...

I like. Good language.

Anonymous said...

Good guys,nice blog~


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