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Dedicated to my fellow visual poetry poster - :iconmari-na:

The poem is not by me this time - but by
Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The Mermaid"


The Mermaid

WHO would be
A mermaid fair,
Singing alone,
Combing her hair
Under the sea,
In a golden curl
With a comb of pearl,
On a throne?
II.
I would be a mermaid fair;
I would sing to myself the whole of the day;
With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair;
And still as I comb’d I would sing and say,
“Who is it loves me? who loves not me?”
I would comb my hair till my ringlets would fall,
Low adown, low adown,
From under my starry sea-bud crown
Low adown and around,
And I should look like a fountain of gold
Springing alone
With a shrill inner sound,
Over the throne
In the midst of the hall;
Till that great sea-snake under the sea
From his coiled sleeps in the central deeps
Would slowly trail himself sevenfold
Round the hall where I sate, and look in at the gate
With his large calm eyes for the love of me.
And all the mermen under the sea
Would feel their immortality
Die in their hearts for the love of me.

III.
But at night I would wander away, away,
I would fling on each side my low-flowing locks,
And lightly vault from the throne and play
With the mermen in and out of the rocks;
We would run to and fro, and hide and seek,
On the broad sea-wolds in the crimson shells,
Whose silvery spikes are nighest the sea.
But if any came near I would call, and shriek,
And adown the steep like a wave I would leap
From the diamond-ledges that jut from the dells;
For I would not be kiss’d by all who would list,
Of the bold merry mermen under the sea;
They would sue me, and woo me, and flatter me,
In the purple twilights under the sea;
But the king of them all would carry me,
Woo me, and win me, and marry me,
In the branching jaspers under the sea;
Then all the dry pied things that be
In the hueless mosses under the sea
Would curl round my silver feet silently,
All looking up for the love of me.
And if I should carol aloud, from aloft
All things that are forked, and horned, and soft
Would lean out from the hollow sphere of the sea,
All looking down for the love of me.


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LEd-The-Fullmetalkid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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Phatpuppyart-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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LEd-The-Fullmetalkid Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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CommnderShepard117 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
She reminds me of an Aquamaid named Vila!
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Shiny...... She looks like a water nymph! <3
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Carmen---Urzagasti Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I am totally impressed seem strange but it is identical to my :]
very cute, congratulations
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iamnumber13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! thats beautiful!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
lovely work! i really like this one! :)
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Phatpuppyart-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
you're welcome! :)
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
wonderful work
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it :iconluvluvplz:
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Phatpuppyart-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :D
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orinoor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
This is really beautiful!
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PirateGal4 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!!!! <3
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Odaventus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Beautiful! I'll favorite this! :)
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Alaheatherevilduo223 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
This reminds of "the power of six" cuz thegirls name is marina like the sea!!!

The picture is really pretty too!!!
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Glampyra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
:icongaspplz: beautiful, :iconamazedplz:
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Llunet1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Is that a photograph or was that drawn? O-o Cause' if it was drawn that looks REALLY AWESOME. :love: :+fav:
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Phatpuppyart-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awww..thank you... actually the base is a photo which I heavily painted... :)
I'm happy you like it. xo
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Llunet1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh no problem. It's REALLY good. :D
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shaheeda Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd think it was a picture. can barely see the brushstrokes, amazing
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a-random-mexican Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Looks so realistic! Beautiful :D
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Dwarven24 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
beautiful model =D
great job
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esorh9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Writer
This is amazing!
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zukorules4ever Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :)
i have the same name lol! :iconilikeitplz:
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Lobaluna95 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful and magical feeling. I love it :)
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excellent!!
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BandiCat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
beautifully done! I love the way you painted the light rays in the water, and of course the lovely mermaid ;)
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SkyeinK Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
this is so prety. My freinds name is Marina and she loves it!!!!!
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Lovely and very fitting picture!
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JakeHamsung Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Ooh, another inspiration. Thank you :) This looks really refreshing, and I really adore the colours. If you ask me, very few pictures with dull colours manage to keep their tone of attraction and interest, so credit to you as this one was very successful to me
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its a lovely piece. keep up the good work :iconbigsmileplz:
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Possibly the best drawing I have ever seen in my life. :)
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Wow this picture. It's like I could feel the emotion coming out of the picture and gosh wow, everything's just perfect and utterly beautiful. :love:
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