This is a wonderful poem by Yeats. The mermaid lore for the most part is a bit too dark for me. So, for me, mermaids and mermen are positive and beautiful sea creatures. I have created a few altered art mermaid pieces and have included the photo's here. Enjoy the day and pass on the good intentions to all you meet.
The Mermaid Poem by William Butler Yeats
A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.