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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
“There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.” – André Gide
I had a nightmare last night peopled by strange undersea creatures and awful dark brooding monsters that threatened by their lurking non-presence. The sea with all its mysteries and unknown vastness, its unimaginable depths is a frightening thing. No wonder our ancestors peopled it with sirens and tritons, Nereids and giant creatures, the Kraken and the Selkie, all ready to drown and tear apart all those who invaded their domain…
Wild cries of sirens echo Tearing the reigning silence That until now lay serene In deep red coral caverns. Seaweed and sponges part, green sunrays disappear As Nereids swim to escape from the frightening din. Seahorses gallop away, Tritons blowing warning horns, swim, hide In blue darknesses of ocean woods.
And there, bare-breasted they appear, Awfully shrieking frightening yelps, With hair loose and nails sharpened: The sirens pass by and pearly palaces Are laid waste, their great halls empty. But in a moment, silence returns; A pregnant pause, a short hiatus, An unbearable wait ensues.
A siren-song exotic resonates A heavenly harmony is heard, Ecstatic voices sing mellifluously A melody devastating in its beauty. Seductive songs ring out, airs magnetic Attracting hapless mortals to the deep.
The luckless sailor dives in liquid satin The sirens stop their witching song. Their scalpel claws tear flesh, Their leech lips suck spilling lifeblood. The body twitches in drowned exsanguination His face becomes so deathly pale, His eyes dull, and with fleeting last gaze Pursue his soul that rises up As both chase the echoes of the deathly song.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.