Siren Whispers

Siren Song




He finds she lingers
like woodsmoke on a winter’s night.
A scent at once
with memories he pulls close;
remembrance sinking its claws in
deep …


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As he plays


His fingers slip over the keys,

alternating soft and hard,

echoing his thoughts …


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©Christine Kelly 2019

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Paradox of the quiet sea


My eyes take in the quiet sea,

appreciating the color and lines,

the clear view of the horizon.

The swells will come,

(this I know)

churning beneath the waves –

unseen but expected –

as I acknowledge that everything

is unsettled

and all I can do

is ride that wave to shore.


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Saturday coffee

Coffee and REM

the buzz of voices

your eyes meet mine in

silent conversation

the smile that hovers on your lips

engaging in conspiracy

your fingers find my stockinged thigh

my blush and pulse


as your hand does

unspoken wishes, flash

fire in eyes

leaning in

a whispered phrase

my breath catches

hooked deep



for the taste of coffee

and your lips


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Of snow and ice

The sun dazzles, skipping

across the snow

windows frosted with ice

crystals, a frame for my eyes

the news blares of frozen doom

we remain bundled

furnace blasting

safety indoors

shadow of heat and smoke

from the chimney

dancing over unbroken snow

silent, bare trees

sentries immovable in the warmth

the sun, a pittance

a car travels down the street


the crunch of packed snow

breaking the silence, paralyzed

by the cold


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Like a wave born of a swell

another year is upon us, racing

to the shore

pulling the remnants of the previous year

away to memory

we bid farewell to the old year

a time of growth


joy and loss

a new year beckons

with the promise a new day brings

tides turning

presenting new opportunities

possibilities to grasp 

with both hands

before they slip away

with the tides…


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Watercolour art by Lia Melia

*May I extend my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019 to all of you who find the time to read my words, who are generous with support and comments, who I am privileged to call friends. Happy New Year!


News from the front

December 29, 2018

I am thrilled to share that two of my poems, Cerulean Dreams and Tremulous, have been published in the sixth issue of Voice of Eve, an online magazine featuring women writers.

I hope you enjoy!


October 24, 2014

My work can be found within the following publications by Fray’d Tag Publishing under the nom de plume, Sweet Christine. 

Available through

FullSizeRender2The Wood Knots, A Poetry Collection; Published July 2014

FullSizeRenderThe Best of Poetry Project 2014; Published March 2015


My words can also be found on Instagram. Link here. 

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my own design

footing lost

fog descends

repetitive motion

every thought


drawn, drowning

sounds of demise

fill my ears

pulled into smothering darkness

unfortunate fantasies

reality compromised

this wake

of dandelion dreams


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The way she falls

She was a discovery waiting to happen

The moment he saw her he knew

Evocative of the unexpected scene you come upon

As you wander an unknown path

The eyes widening just a bit

The smile flirting at the edges of your mouth

Something to enrich your senses

To take your breath

And oh how he wanted to get lost

Lost in the way she falls

And in the way he catches her


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