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Lo! drifting afar to dim-vaulted caves;
in desire of unraveling marvels of the
sea. Of luscious moon-tide thus divine;
mild terrors as such with men agree.
“At length, gather marine from wild and
boundless sea; wavering echoes of coral
caves dare not to answer your plea.”

Further down the caves lived every sailor’s
fantasy; apart from heirloom jewels which
were prized as much. Enchanting sylphs –
float close as though a whisper. Their eyes
cold with smiles bade men freeze and shiver.
“Souls of sailors dead and gone; bonesΒ from
needle’s eye goad on. Lo! away row dreamer
haste upon; between the hours of dark and

Beneath the dark and roaring skies;
An albatross lone wince and cries.



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Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub


and on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

48 thoughts on “Atlantis

  1. lillian says:

    Oh this is fantastic! A compliment complimentary to the prompt πŸ™‚ Love especially this line “Enchanting sylphs – float close as though a whisper.” The mystical mysteries of the sea for the seafaring. The myths and legends and superstitions. And the illustration carries the message and the message is felt within the image. Excellent!

  2. Grace says:

    That would be every sailor’s fantasy…and also death if they are not careful, between the hours of dark and dawn ~

    Thanks for joining us Sanaa ~

  3. kanzensakura says:

    I knew you would come up with something delicious for this. I wanted to be a ballerina mermaid as a child. I know, it wouldn’t work but in my dreams it did! Really enjoyed this lovely bit of sea foam.

    • Sanaa says:

      Hello Toni,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚

      PS: You would have made an amazing ballerina/mermaid πŸ˜‰

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