Coffee and Classical Concert in a Cathedral
I don't know how it could be more perfect:
connection with the earth and Russian iconography.
Mixture of tourists and locals,
goat herder at the next table with eyes of blue,
a feast of music.
Harpsichord playing d'Anglebert.
Three herdy-gerdys, like the troubadours of old,
to accompany Hildegard of Bingen's
Gregorian chants and the sun opening through stained-glass windows,
and singing straight from heaven,
and a permanent smile on my lips,
and thirteen more minutes of music,
La Folia, 13 variations.
© Christine Salkin Davis, 2019