He found her floundering in his net,
which was empty until then.
Lost troubled face; confused and spent.
Docked at the empty cottage
where his mother lived before;
he gave her baggy clothes to wear.
Off to the village to see Annie,
he didn’t see her bury something
in the garden.
She sang, the fish jumped, and
fat coins plinked into his hungry
Annie recognized the selkie’s song
and knew that she would leave
The silken coat revealed
when strangers came to claim the prize
Will love prevail with gentle eyes?
“Ondine” is an Irish-made film that tells the tale of a woman a fisherman finds in his net. His little daughter is convinced that the woman is a selkie. I won’t give away any spoilers, but the movie is well worth a watch.
De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is today’s host of dVerse. De says:
Mermaids. Sirens. Selkies. Women of the sea. Or write about a Merman, if you please. Just woo us with your mer-words, or the promise of a tempting sea shanty, or something shiny.