Sunday, September 1, 2013

Siren Songs

artwork by Jeanie Tomanek
courtesy of The Mag 184


she conversed with birds
perched in trees, she made music
 
with branches strummed, the strings
plucked like a harp, heard for miles
 
luring men she scrambled
on the sidewalk below
 
 
 


30 comments:

Berowne said...

An ornithological Lorelei; well done.

Jinksy said...

An excellent siren song offering...

Brian Miller said...

she sounds a bit scary...i like the singing to the birds and talking with them, but the luring men in on the sidewalk is either scary or sad to me....

Kodjo Deynoo said...

I buy that she conversed with birds and became one...

christopher said...

I might have replied, had I known.

Kathe W. said...

branches being like a harp- what a lovely idea!

kelvin s.m. said...

...ah, beware of the whistle! what an enchanting take to the prompt... loved it... smiles...

Other Mary said...

Brilliant!

Vaishali Jain said...

I want to hear her song. The description makes me believe it will be lovely.

humbird said...

Love your character Lorie :)

Helen said...

Now there is a visual!! Scrambled men on the sidewalk ... we just dig right in. Great poetry, Laurie!!!

Cad said...

Just like my Ada... lol :)

Karen S. said...

I can hear her now!

Kutamun said...

Tree Siren, like a Hammadryad from Thomas Bullfinch mythology !

Mama Zen said...

Love that ending!

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh! Like a harp! I love...

Lyn said...

What a charmer..and what a final vision..oh, my!

Friko said...

and the men fell for it (and her), of course.

ed pilolla said...

bringing the branches alive and luring men is a mythical figure to be careful with. cool!

himani rawat nayal said...

She maybe making music but with your words it has turned into a sweet poetry.

Sharon Bradshaw said...

It's fabulous! I love it.

Anand S Unni said...

Lovely writing. Enjoyed reading it. Keep it going. :)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Short and sweet, I would say.

scotthastiepoet said...

Been away for a while - but this is lovely work, Laurie... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

ds said...

Yikes! Scrambled men on the sidewalks! (I had her conversing with birds, too, though not in the same way) Really well done. Thank you.

Little Nell said...

What a creative take on the prompt - like a harp, beautiful.

Wayne Pitchko said...

scrambled men on the sidewalk....I know a few of those.......nicely done laurie

Carrie Van Horn said...

I will take mine hard boiled....lol....love this Laurie! :-)

Dave King said...

A beautiful idea well crafted.

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

This is really beautiful.