Folly

385px-Leighton-The_Fisherman_and_the_Syren-c._1856-1858

I lured you to my realm of coral and kelp with promises of sweet embraces.

Yet in my eagerness I held you for too long.

Your lifeless arms no longer sway with me in water dances. 

My salty tears are drowned in briny sea. 

A foundered ship, I ache, and rust away.

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The Fisherman and the Syren  (1856-1858)

Oil on canvas by Frederick Leighton

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