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.

-Lord Alfred Tennyson-


When I was a little girl, I will wish that I was a mermaid.
For then I will never have to leave the ocean and all of its glorious beauty.

But then I suspect, I will get bored of having a tail instead of legs sooner or later.
After all the grass is always greener on the other side
, don't you think so?
I still love the ocean, one way or another, it's the most beautiful place in the world!

p.s. I should be on the plane back to home sweet home right now!
Miss you darlings:)

35 comments:

Sahakiel said...

Oh, Sher, you would enjoy Tarfa then! It's a little village near from Algeciras, th place where my mom lives... and you can see the coast of Africa from there, and the Atlantic ocean... and dream with mermaids, of course... :)

I cannot live far from the ocean... I guess is because I was born by the sea...!

xoxo,
Libs!

Indy said...

What gorgeous photos! It would be nice if we could have choice of legs one day or tail the next! I always thought those seashell bras were so awesome!

Jacqueline said...

I always wanted to be a mermaid too! That photo of you is gorgeous. I love the ocean so much more than the mountains =) xoxo

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Elise said...

loved your post - thank you and have a perfect week....

r u s s said...

I think at one point in a every girl's life, she's wanted to become a mermaid :)

anhesty said...

i wanted to be one when the movie splash came out in the 80s. yes i am old. anyways, you look great and i found your blog from fashionsnag.com. great blog!

daisychain said...

Beautiful,

have a safe journey x

Naka said...

cute pic and post :3

I would love to be mermaid ^^

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

aw Sher, these photos are so lovely. i really love the sepia tone to the second one and the fact i can see a rain storm across the water, how incredible. i wish you and i and all our blogger friends could be mermaids too...wouldn't that be a dream to have a universe of our own!

love your header too, that's dress is my favorite!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Hello Gorgeous, what a dreamy post. I so miss the ocean...a very symbolic friend for me. :) I love this and the beautiful photos! xx

kpeach said...

absolutely gorgeous images xo

Tights Lover said...

Such a nice post. I like the quote and the pictures. You look great!

Sophie said...

Oh Sher darling, I adore everything about this post! Your words are breathtakingly beautfiul and those pictures are gorgeous. You look so sweet in the bottom one. I hope you have a safe journey back.

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your comment, thanks sooo much for tagging me you are so sweet and I adore your 10 things! xo
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betz said...

beautiful photos! especially the second one. the horizon is amazing!!!!

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love, S said...

I second Indy's comment about awesome seashell bras! I think mermaids would be the only creature to be able to pull off wearing those properly~ hehehe :P Yay for happy photos on the beach!!

Pink Flower said...

Gorgeous - and how I love Tennyson's poems! Sweet sweet picture too! x

Maggie said...

Darling, this is such a great post! You're so lovely, that I almost can't believe that :)

Mina said...

Pictures are beyond amazingly beautiful this time. I am a sucker for beaches! =]

Maju said...

I just adore the pictures and the text! =) I saw your blog on "My Little Ice Cream", and now I'm following you hahaha

Have a nice week, sweet!

xx,
Maju

Mo said...

of course you'ld get bored...think of the little mermaid ;-) and whithout legs, no beautiful pants or skirts !!!

Kata Wagner Berg said...

So nice picture! Looks like you was painted there.
Have a nice week!

HoneyBunny said...

Aw beautiful photos! The whole post is really enchanting and magical:)

OceanDreams said...

I love the ocean too, hence why I am an ocean dreamer! Oh my goodness, love this poem, so lovely! Oh and a bit ironic, but I call you my sparkling mermaid on my blog roll on my blog...ha ha, that is too funny huh!

Melissa~ said...

you're right.
I love the sea, but sometimes scares me. Is so big, and dark, I don't know what is under my feet.
Kisses dear!!

Valencia Lia said...

Sher!! Yeahhhh,I'm soooo happy you're back already:) Missed you lots too.

Ahhhhhh,I can see you had such a great time!! Wowwwww,the photos here are so gorgeous. The ocean I really love it so much.
And you look stunning with your striped tee and I love your sandals.

I always love mermaids,I love their beauty and their gorgeous hair. They are so magicals. To me,I really love unicorns!

Maria Confer said...

Such a beautiful post. There is something so magical about mermaids.

Adore your top and the sky behind you is amazing.

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Josephine Tale Peddler said...

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen was always my favourite fairy tale as a child. I also love mermaids but I think there is something strange and frightening about them. One has to be wary of the creatures of the sea. xx

Giovanna ♥ said...

Oh my dear what a lovely and inspiring post! I love your photo, you look adorable!
Lots of hugs for you sweetie!
Giovanna
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Hannah Sá said...

When I was younger (because I still little) I asked to be a mermaid to Santa Claus, but sundely I remmamber that I'm not a good swimmer...

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MJ said...

What a gorgeous picture! I could never be a mermaid - my hair goes so curly and frizzy when it gets wet :)

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La Mimi said...

Oh, I was also fascinated with mermaids as a little girl. I love the water/ ocean, sea, lakes, whatever- they are so calm and peaceful:)

xoxo
Mimi

Miss Caitlin S. said...

DREAM ON! :)

beingdena said...

I love your blog, I really really do.x

Krimly said...

last photograph is amazing!

lovely blog! :)

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Dina-Dyorre said...

what fun photos! you look just like a french sailor girl by the sea :)

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