Painting by H.J. Draper (circa 1909)

Tethered to a mast of oak

Bound tight against my will

Safe from the purling dirge

I search for tranquil passage

Free of siren’s calling

Deaf to her luscious lament

Lift me Aphrodite

Shield me with your wing

Temper my resolve to flee

The carnage of temptation

Daily Post Keyword:Tempted


About Phil

Hi, my name is Phil. I’ve managed to escape the corporate world, rid myself of excess belongings, travel the country extensively in my old Winnebago, and find a new home on a beautiful barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. I define myself as: a free spirit, a writer, a philosophical anarchist, a poet; a lover of nature, a lover of art, a protector of animals, as well as a devoted friend and partner
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