Let the sea swallow me up…
Take me down beneath its lapis waves.
I shall walk across pebbles as hot as coals,
Wade until the salt sea singes upon my skin.
Let me dive and sink, like a sword cast to the bottom.
I would look upon Poseidon’s realm, ere I close my eyes.
Let nymphs take my hand to wander among colossal emerald streamers.
Dolphins and sea-horses would pull me in a chariot,
To the coral palace where I might look on the lord of the deep,
Know his memories of waves and wars.
Let the sea swallow me up,
And then lay me down again upon a solid shore,
That the air might fill up my lungs,
That I may live….