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

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

21 thoughts on “SUNKEN SHIPS AT SEA

  1. I really liked your content on your work. I loved the way you played with words

      1. I really liked the way you have written it.
        The pleasure is all mine.
        Have a great day

      1. 😂😂😂😂 oh no, you made me laugh so hard that I moved and I was trying to stay still in all this heat 😂😂😂😂
        Maybe she’ll end up just giving up and coming back home 🤭 although… for her sake…

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