Coffee and Classical Concert in a Cathedral

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


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