In The Distance

Photo by Julia Florczak on Unsplash

From far in the distance
Crashing waves careen
On a starlit rocky shore-

His lantern lights the path
through rustling grass

And shifting sands
Down to the ocean’s floor,

For he hears the call of sirens
Bewitching his lonesome heart
‘Come and suffer nevermore.’

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

41 Comments on “In The Distance

  1. Ohhhhh this is bewitching! Mysterious, romantic, mythical. LOVE they way you’ve used the word! and really like the illustration you’ve used as well!

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  2. Lovely poem of sad enchantment, Linda. You’ve told an entire story of loneliness and depression.

    It’s sad that Van Morrison has become a crazy conspiracy-spouting guy.

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  3. I liked the poem but got a little confused with the closing. Is one bewitched “evermore” or “nevermore”. Was he bewitched once or more before?


  4. Those sirens can be very distressing. This is a sad situation

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine


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  5. For he hears the call of sirens
    Bewitching his lonesome heart

    Courting danger for the fulfillment of a longing is an adventure in itself. Wonderfully done LInda!


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