Tunes (a poem)

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The following poem was written by the story submitter (anonymous):

Scent of pine
mist rising
from the loch
splash of paddle

marks a traveler
making way
through early morning silence

quietly
oak, rowan, blackthorn
watch

aspen adds its voice
capercaillie thrums

fiddler’s imagination
turns all to tune
piper joins
as does the woman who took
her cello to the woods

with sunset stars flicker on
fiddler lifts her bow
so too the cellist
piper holds his chanter
dancers ready their steps

music begins
in starlight


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