Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library



If you should choose to become a siren

I would like to be your agent.

I have the perfect rock for you

Atop a river cliff with shoals below.

No need to sing, your laughter is

Alluringly melodious

To draw the unwitting and uncaring

To dash themselves upon the rocks.

I know that laugh, it haunts me still.

Whenever I remember it, I smile,

But briefly, till the pain arrives.

by Hugh Marchand

About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

2 comments on “Siren

  1. David Chesterton
    October 11, 2016

    I really liked the poem – it seemed to reflect on a wide variety of siren-created ‘break-ups’. What was the name of the artist who created that evocative illustration?

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