A Siren’s Song


I have risen, gentle lover

From the quiet depths of sea

To encircle you forever

Into me

My hair is the ocean’s currents

My touch is the softest breeze

I excite the sweetest torments

That exist

My eyes sparkle in the moonlight

Glitter like the richest gems

Making everything seem bright

That you see

In my arms, forget the future

Let the past be but a dream

Let the second flow forever

Like a stream

And when you remember others

Let the music of my song

Soothe away your deepest troubles

Nothing’s wrong

Let my body be your treasure

Let your sorrow be our prayer

Forget every rule and measure

Have no care


Claudia Moscovici, The Painful Poignancy of Desire (2007)

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About romanticlovepoetry

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and immigrated to the United States when I was almost twelve years old. Here I obtained an B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. At Princeton, I met and fell in love with my husband, Dan. We live in Michigan with our two children, Sophie and Alex. I taught philosophy and literature, focusing on the Romantic period, at Boston University and the University of Michigan. Since 2003, I've been working with a group of international artists on postromanticism, a contemporary art movement that I co-founded with the Mexican sculptor Leonardo Pereznieto. Postromantic artists strive to express beauty, sensuality and passion in their artwork. I do the same in my scholarly book "Romanticism and Postromanticism" (2007) and in a collection of love poems, "The Painful Poignancy of Desire" (2007). If you're interested in taking a look at this art, our website is postromanticism.com. I'm also a fiction writer. My first novel, "Velvet Totalitarianism" (2009), describes a family's survival in communist Romania due to the strength of their love. You can find out more about me and my writing on my author's profile on Notablewriters.com.
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