Allegro Cave

 

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From silence

stringed music drips,

notes build upon each other,

like the stalagmites

 

Glow worms on cave floor,

slowly break free

from pupa darkness

Writhe and rise

Their rainbow garb whispers,

lights drift and circle

in semi darkness

 

This cathedral,

stalactites and stalagmites,

adorn like religious idols

Glass pond surface

reflects all,

doubling space

 

A water droplet

Falls,

mirror surface ruffled,

movement measured in ripples,

rings away to edges

and dissipates

 

Water nymphs

ponder their reflections,

echo themselves

in multiple images

 

Sound and movement

expands, fills the chamber

Music swings between towers,

takes partners

and dances

 

The twirls, glides, swings

grow fairy feet

and balloon magic

in an ecstasy

of sound, light and movement

 

……………..and cascades away

to fade

in diminuendo

to rest again

in semibreve silence

and cave darkness

 

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