Elegantly dangling, like fine tubular bells
Suspended on a supple, malleable frame,
The Ladies in the Bath, costumes and coiffure complete,
Have taken centre stage to commence the playing of
Their much awaited and acclaimed Percussion solos.
All through the First Act…early Spring, they waited,
Graciously and patiently, Hearts Bleeding in the wings,
Fine-tuning, practising and perfecting,
Until finally, their time, their cue has come.
The Master Conductor taps the celestial baton,
The cosmic spotlights converge,
The cottage garden is muted in a long, drawn out fermata…
With hushed and muted breath, it waits…
Until finally the eerie, tinkly, haunting strains of a celestial carillon arises,
From heart-shaped, fairy bells that gently jingle
Against the dark and mysterious backdrop of night.
These are no ordinary, mortal, earthly strains,
But dainty, delicate, supernatural notes of transcendent sublimity.
No human eardrum can capture their subtle and inaudible beauty.
This sweet and intoxicating tune of Titania…
Destined for the moon, bearing that self same name
And the reaches of the far flung limitless eternity beyond.
Perhaps one day, my ears will be finely honed
And my eyes, re-lensed and cleansed
So that I might also be a Dervish in this Dance of Maya!
But for now, I will content myself and commune,
With the Fairy that lives at the bottom of my garden!
# Common names for Dicentra =
Bleeding Heart, or when flowers become older and are turned upside down, Ladies in the Bath.
Fermata = Musical symbol denoting the prolonging of a note, at the performer’s discretion.#