Matthew Trewella was a fisherman who sang at evensong in Zennor Church. His beautiful voice was heard by Morveren, a mermaid, who eventually enticed Matthew Trewella away with her. He was never seen again. This legend is from Cornwall, Planet Earth .
Universal Education Spaceology Students. Today, a historical look at the story of one of our brave shape shifting warriors. Before we invade any planet, we need to know all aspects of it including any life form that inhabit it. Planet Earth was observed for many centuries.
leading monotonous lives
who look to the stars
Earth people look upwards in worship to what they call the God in Heaven, a form of spiritual life that none of the great thinkers in the universe have been able to substantiate.
there is a power
faith and worship make supreme
it is the unknown
Another intriguing issue, Earth people believed in fairies, elves, piskies and knockers all of which play a part in the planet’s way of life. The most revered of all is the mermaid; a creature, half woman, half-fish who lives in the oceans. Again belief in these creatures is not substantiated.
a maid spiced by spray
with cascading hair covering
flow from skin to scale
It was easier for our scientist to give one of our shape shift warriors knowledge to transform its ethereal being into a mermaid. Our space craft arrival wasn’t observed. It submerged to the ocean bed and remained undetected. The chosen warrior shape shifted into a mermaid, swam ashore and made way towards the only sound to be heard.
his song enchanted
her alluring smiled invited
blindly he followed
Local legend states Matthew Trewella left the church after falling in love with what he believed to be a mermaid. It is well documented in Universal Archives that this was the first abduction of a human being by a species unknown to Planet Earth.
© Les Merton
Les Merton is the editor of Poetry Cornwall. He has written 14 books and his poetry has been published around the world. He was made a Bard of Gorseth Kernow in 2004 for services to Cornish literature. “A Visitor to Zennor” will appear in his upcoming book, Dreckly – A Collection of Possibilities. Find more of Mr. Merton’s work on Amazon.
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