"Shore" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  Text version: I’m standing on this ledge Staring out into the sea And I can’t see the horizon For the clouds that darken the shore But I stand I still stand Waiting out the storm

A mermaid’s tale

Here sits no Atargatis Nor Siren with signal false, Half-creature of the deep I sing on my sun-warmed rock In glad repsonse, To a fateful lover’s call, To my soul’s searching question, Calming the sea Drawing ships to safe harbour