THE FAIR-HAIRED MAIDEN

“The Fair-Haired Maiden”

 

Where the water meets the rocky shore

Of Orkney Bluff next to the ruins,

There lies rubble of Selkie lore

Where slept great Men, Faye, and Druins

Upon the shore in wait;

There, I’ve hid my skin of fate,

Under a distant rock

And it shall never talk.

My fair-haired maiden, come away with me!

To the watery depths of the succulent sea

With a Selkie, embraced arm-in-arm

Your seven salty tears will bless our union and keep you from any harm.

 

Where moonlight dances upon the waves

Our reflections gently glisten in glee,

And into the night my heart craves

The deep blue depths of the sea,

Eyes of deep seeded coals

Entwined bodies, entwined souls

Onward in joyous jubilee;

Bodies moving rhythmically

Descending the depths of the night,

While fleeing the humanly world in fright

My eyes are anxious to see.

My fair-haired maiden, come away with me!

To the watery depths of the succulent sea

With a Selkie, embraced arm-in-arm

Your seven salty tears will bless our union and keep you from any harm.

 

Where the words of men whisper

In an ancient Orcadian dialect,

The frightful lore doeth stir

Leaving men to suspect,

Those Selkie men shed their skins

And walk confidently upon the land

Luring both woman and maiden

To commit an unspeakable sin

Leaving a scar upon heart and hand

-Perpetuating the fear of men.

My fair-haired maiden, come away with me!

To the watery depths of the succulent sea

With a Selkie, embraced arm-in-arm

Your seven salty tears will bless our union and keep you from any harm.

 

Reborn into the depths of lore,

The fair-haired maiden comes:

Nevermore to stand upon a human floor

Upon her parent’s heart, it grievously strums

For, she is now lost to the deep blue sea

Never to rejoin her bloody kin

With the Selkie folk forever she’ll be

-Never again to live among men.

The fair-haired maiden, she comes with me!

To the watery depths of the succulent sea

With a Selkie, embraced arm-in-arm

Your seven salty tears will bless our union and keep you from any harm.

 

An altered version of ‘The Fair-Haired Maiden’ poem will be showcased in SMP contracted novel, Sarah De Luz – Child of the Night, which is due for release spring 2014:  http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-april-a-luna/child-of-the-night-by-april-luna/

 

Other links for April A. Luna:

Twitter – @AprilALunaWrite – www.twitter.com/AprilALunaWrite

SMP Author site: www.smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-april-a-luna/

Facebook Writer’s page: www.facebook.com/AuthorAprilALuna

Pinterest site: www.pinterest.com/pin/531987774704502454

Writer’s Blog: www.aprilaluna2013.wordpress.com

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