A Sirenic Voice Calls #WOTD #Poetry

Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society Touchstone Pictures

“Carpe diem”
A sirenic voice calls
“Seize the day”
It echoes
My heart quickens
I take a deep breath
Then I sprint
Running towards transformation
The status quo will never do!

© 2019 Jason A. Muckley


sirenic [sahy-ren-ik]
adjective: of or characteristic of a siren; melodious, tempting, or alluring.

Example: She sang for an hour. I resigned myself to the spell of her voice–not alone to that sirenic power, but to the pleasure of being close beside her.
E. W. OLNEY, “MRS. VANDERDUYNCK,” THE GALAXY, JUNE 1876

From Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day

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