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Elle Jauffret

Writer & Fork Handler

Blog posts : "mermaid"

Meal from THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman

The story: The life of Coralie  Sardie (the daughter of a Coney Island “Freak Show”)  intertwined with the life of Eddie Cohen (a Russian immigrant photographer) in the late 1800s.

“[…] I could remain soaking under water in the claw-foot tub […] I felt comfortable in this element, a sor…

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The Mermaid

She cried the tears of a mermaid
Longing to see the sun
Frightened by the likely burn
His heart: the goal of her crusade

Opening every shell
From oysters to mussels
Haunted by the comforting taste
Of his dried giving lips

Reaching as high and far
From down deep and below
Gathering all …

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