"As I went down to the coast on the Isle of Iona
And as I looked out upon the turquoise sea
There on the rocks a shining in the clear light
Was the shimmering form of the Mermaid Queen
Her tail was a glow with a thousand rainbows
Her silver hair with shells and jewels adorned
She looked at me with eyes of emerald and said
" I am the mother from whom all are born"
" I am the spirit of the ocean" said she "I am the mother of mystery,
And you as all humans are one of my children,
For as you know all life came from the sea.
O, remember my child that the sea is within you
And within you the knowledge of all that life can be
, and if you know this then you will know me
For I am at the heart of your divine destiny"
"O great goddess of the ocean ,grandmother of the sea,
You who are the keeper of the ancient mysteries
I honor you and the wisdom you carry
And honor the part of you that is in me."
And with that she smiled and vanished 'neath the waves
And though her form was gone the light around her stayed,
And many a time I'll think of Iona and remember the words of the Mermaid Queen."