gershon hepner

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Caliban's Song - Poem by gershon hepner

Since my bones aren’t made of coral,
and no sea-nymphs ring my knell,
don’t mind me if I’m immoral,
telling me I’ll go to hell.
What I ask from you instead
of pearls recalling my two eyes
is a night inside your bed,
hearing, ding-dong helped, your cries.

Inspired by Ariel’s Song in “The Tempest”:

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that does fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! Now I hear them – Ding-dong, bell.


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  • (5/5/2006 11:13:00 AM)

    Gershy, if you ever write less than eight poems a day, do you feel...inadequate? : -)

    Your poem? Naughty and nice, just the way I like them. (Yes, I am very much aware of what you are alluding to) : -)

    Yours playfully,
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, May 5, 2006

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