0 Mythical sirens seducing sailors. In Homer's Odyssey.  Credit. David Parker/Science Photo Library

Bereft on the sand

he pleads for the tide to return,

soothe his wounds and take him away.

He calls to the moon

but the sea steals his words.

Bared to the wind, face scored by storms

his hair lifts and strays like the listless Sargas…