Cantus in memoriam Bells

For the clarity, for sound clearing a turning

And reverberating onwards in time like a tremor

This before the lake turned placid and clear.

 

Before was a storm of voice, Tavener’s lament

Gathering speed against the bells, a long trek

Homewards to garden. There trills a magpie

 

Certain that these intervals speak music again

Heart-song breaking into a cantus for all that rings

True. Even bird-harmonics reach beyond us.

 

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