The Light Fantastic



 Image courtesy of Anika Ferguson




The Cello


The cello

etches its molten music

into the psyche


steals the soul

an aural apparition

passing through locked doors


string breezes

sing, burgeoning from chaos

resonance beckons



conjures vision timeless as

future memory


subsumed joy

Theia with shadows dancing

the light fantastic


cello truth

is baritone, the plumbed stave

sounds close melody



Image courtesy of Jack Vettriano

from Mysteries of Light (forthcoming collection)