And down fell the sun
and drowned within the sea
and rough raged the wreckage
as the sailors tried to flee.

And down fell the sun
as a storm claimed the skies
and water stole the rafters
and silence crushed the cries.

And down fell the sun
as the sirens swam to shore
and laid down the bodies
of the lives that were no more.

And down fell the sun
and a sorrow filled the air
as the sirens sang their song
combing cords through golden hair.

And down fell the sun
as their tears flowed like waves
and they kissed the fallen sailors
on the sand, now their graves.

And down fell the sun
as the sirens said goodbye
to the men mortal men who loved them;
the sea’s sad sirens who cannot die.


All words and photographs by Damien B Donnelly

This is a poem from the A Month with Yeats Series

21 thoughts on “SUNKEN SHIPS AT SEA

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thank you very much, this one was a departure in style for me but I am happy to hear everyoneโ€™s comments are positive ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Youโ€™re boy hasnโ€™t left yet and youโ€™re already hearing yourself calling him home ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      1. deuxiemepeau

        ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ oh no, you made me laugh so hard that I moved and I was trying to stay still in all this heat ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        Maybe sheโ€™ll end up just giving up and coming back home ๐Ÿคญ although… for her sake…

      2. deuxiemepeau

        Jaysus! Sheโ€™s gonna learn hard work there regardless!!! Hereโ€™s to possibilities ๐Ÿคž and hope ๐Ÿค—

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