By the Sea of Sighs


Yours is the face of the ages, 
Timelessness looks out of your eyes, 
You have gone and taken your wages 
And look down at me now from the skies.
Even then long ago you knew
That the day of reckoning would come, 
That the clock was ticking for you.
Your blood would freeze, your lips fall dumb.
Precious, oh most precious to me
The sad Sphinx-like smile in your eyes, 
That last look of eternity
By the sea of infinite sighs.

Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website,, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.

4 thoughts to “By the Sea of Sighs”

  1. Although ALL of Lasha’s poetry delivers some profound thought, this piece more readily conforms to my own tastes of rhyme and rhythm. I can read this and my bumpkin, poorly “educated” sensibilities are not so challenged as to tax my brain to find the feeling conveyed, and the acknowledgement of eternity. 😳🌞

    1. “That last look of Eternity
      By the sea of sighs”

      What a brilliant line. Wish I had written it! 😁

      1. Thank you for this little song poem of beautiful mood music. As Gilbert says, it’s so simple that one doesn’t need to be a university professor to appreciate it. This is straight from the heart, like a breath of fresh air.

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