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But unlike sirens, selkies don't mean any harm with their songs. They don't sing to seduce or to kill. Their songs have nothing to do with anyone but themselves. They sing for the simple joy of it,...

Praying for her mirror to stay young; On its no longer gilted surface This message she has scrawled: ‘O somewhere between Heaven and Woolworth’s I live I love I scold I keep kingfishers in their cages And goldfish in their bowls.’ (Brian Patten)

But unlike sirens, selkies don't mean any harm with their songs. They don't sing to seduce or to kill. Their songs have nothing to do with anyone but themselves. They sing for the simple joy of it,...

Three kinds of souls, three prayers: I AM a bow in your hands, Lord. Draw me, lest I rot. ** DO NOT overdraw me, Lord. I shall break. *** OVERDRAW me, Lord, and who cares if I break. ~~~~ Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek Poet Philosopher

But unlike sirens, selkies don't mean any harm with their songs. They don't sing to seduce or to kill. Their songs have nothing to do with anyone but themselves. They sing for the simple joy of it,...