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Humming Softly


Linda Ruzicka




Far below the shimmering depths
of the cobalt blue sea
among the tall ocean grasses
undulating in the unseen currents
a quicksilver movement, flash of fin
eddying swirls of tiny bubbles
trailing leisurely in the wake
of the ocean's in habitant
effortlessly, she swims towards the surface
hair entwining around her waist
a silken curtain that conceals,
caresses more than it displays
head breaking water, waves thundering
approaching a sun warmed rock
stretching out, glistening tail unfurling,
sparkling drops adorn her face
gripping tightly in her hand
the backbone of a triggerfish
running the make shift comb
through the salty dampened hair
humming softly the Siren's Song,
that which makes men go insane
smashing their ships on jagged shores,
she parts her lips...and smiles




Author Bio

Linda Ruzicka is forty-nine years old, married, with a thirteen-year old daughter. She lives in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania with her family and three dogs and a cat. Linda works as a floral designer in a shop specializing in European flower arrangement.

She is presently involved in a two-year course in writing for children. She has completed a course on writing for Greeting Cards and started a course in Adult Writing. Two of Linda's poems currently appear in The Dark Krypt with three more poems to be published in upcoming issues.

Another poem by Linda:
"Magnificent Splendor"





"Humming Softly" Copyright © 2003 Linda Ruzicka. All rights reserved.
Published by permission of the author.


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