The Mermaid of Tregudda

the day i heard the mermaid sing

i struggled homeward

down by Tregudda Gorge,

the sky was grey, the wind was wild,

it blew in from the  west

and lashed the waves across the bay

it tore with icy fingers, tugging at my hair

as raindrops filled my eyes

her song was sad and haunting

tears mingled with the rain

without words she filled my heart

and tore my soul asunder

they say that if you hear her sing

you’re surely cursed forever

but there is no greater wonder

than the beauty of her song

a deep felt wish i cant explain

has never gone away

but i would be gladly be twice cursed

to hear her once again



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