The Beautiful and Perilous Mermaids


In ancient Assyria, the goddess Atargatis,
from shame, transformed herself into a mermaid.
She had accidentally killed her human lover.

Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events –
floods, storms, shipwrecks, drownings, and broken hearts.


A Mermaid, 1900, by John William Waterhouse

Writing the Day Podcast

This month I started doing some short podcasts of some of the recent poems on this site.

I don’t know if there will be any interest in hearing the poems but I’ll give it a few months. It’s not a very difficult process using Anchor and they are available for you on Spotify.

I am adding some other podcast services and so Writing the Day is also available on Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic.

I hope you check them out. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. If the podcasts acquire a bit of an audience, I have lots of archived poems that I might add.


podcast mic

Image by Csaba Nagy from Pixabay