Wednesday, April 22, 2009

the Sirens

such was the lure of their deceitful singing
it filled the rigid mariners' hearts with longing
until, overcome, they changed their ship's course
and crashed on the rocky island, without a remorse

and then came a-sailing orpheus, the clever argonaut
an oath to save his fellow sailors, from him was sought
he indulged them such with his lyre and his song
that they ignored the sirens and merrily sailed along.


* Three Word Wednesday prompts: deceit, indulge, oath

15 comments:

ThomG said...

Well-crafted and cleaver.

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed this. A great take on the myth.

Daily Panic said...

Those pesky sirens! How they delight in the downfall of men- tisk tisk tisk.
Glad your story had someone looking out for the sailors instead of death.

Pia Savage said...

Can't believe they could just ignore the siren. Well done

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Nicely done!

gautami tripathy said...

Very well rhymed!

gyrating on its own steam of oath

Life without Clots said...

a friend is tracking the sirens by trekking their homestead in Italy.

Lucy said...

very smartly written!
:)

Witchmojo said...

I have an abiding love of mythology and this slotted in very nicely. A good read.

sudharm baxi said...

Had to wiki a couple of those names..
Good job!!

maglomaniac said...

Nicely done:)

~Harsha

Angel said...

Loved this one!

bunnygirl said...

I'm glad to see Orpheus found something productive to do after he screwed up getting Euridice back.

susan said...

Good use of the words this week. Thanks.

LadyGarfield said...

Thanks for your lovely comments. I appreciate it very much.