“MERMAID” BOOKCLUB DINNER

Nobody does enchantment quite like Patty. Inspired by Mermaid, Carolyn Turgeon’s mesmerizing retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, the fairy tale evening she conjured for our bookclub once upon a February will be remembered happily ever after.

TWO SELVES

MIRROR

like
the   mermaid,
half-fish; half woman,
i am aware of my dual nature:
eternal   spirit;   finite   human.
my reason for being –
merge my two
selves.

TRUST

TRUST

The terror I once harbored for the unknown
Resides in my heart no longer
Usurped by a knowing that grows
Steadily sure-footed
Tenaciously clear-sighted

SURFACING

ADRIFT

She swims to the surface from the depths of the sea
Waits for the wonders that whet her desire to be free
Sunlight shimmering on her shoulders
Birds bickering on the boulders
Pleasures so deep they pierce her heart like a plea