Call of the Siren

This past Sunday I had the privilege of shooting a series of photographs for Jordan Reed of 'Lone Reed Designs'. Jordan is wearing one of her most stunning designs, 'The Siren'. All photos were taken at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana.


Call of the Siren

Square in your ship's path are Sirens, crying
beauty to bewitch men coasting by;

woe to the innocent who hears that sound!

He will not see his lady nor his children
in joy, crowding about him, home from sea;

the Sirens will sing his mind away
on their sweet meadow lolling.

There are bones
of dead men rotting in a pile beside them
and flayed skins shrivel around the spot

Steer wide;

keep well to seaward; plug your oarsmen's ears
with beeswax kneaded soft; none of the rest
should hear that song.

But if you wish to listen,
let the men tie you in the lugger, hand
and foot, back to the mast, lashed to the mast,

so you may hear those harpies' thrilling voices;

shout as you will, begging to be untied,

your crew must only twist more line around you
and keep their stroke up, till the singers fade. - The Odessey

All photos by Kristi Reed