Arion Riding a Dolphin

Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528)I started Early — Took my Dog —
And visited the Sea  —
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came  out to look at me —

And Frigates  — in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands —
Presuming Me to be a Mouse —
Aground  — upon the Sands —

But no Man  moved Me — till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe —
And past my Apron — and my Belt —
And  past my Bodice — too —

And made  as He would eat me up —
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion’s Sleeve —
And then  — I started — too —

And He — He  followed — close behind —
I felt his Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle — Then my Shoes
Would  overflow with Pearl —

Until We met  the Solid Town —
No One He seemed to know —
And bowing — with a Mighty look —
At  me — The Sea withdrew —

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  1. Simply sublime.

    • Dear reader & most treasured neighbor –I lose my perspective in the wee hours & wonder what I’m about–
      You sustain my efforts.


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