The Melodious Cave

October 24, 2011
By TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
12 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights


Waves pound inside,
Blood returning to the heart,
Through the mouth open wide
Gushing in to be torn apart.
Ghostly light
Forced into the gloom;
Too much beauty
For human eyes to consume.
The Melodious Cave
Thrums with a pounding song,
A rhyme of swallowed wave,
The crash of a watery gong.
Deep and hollow,
Dark and cold,
All light to swallow,
All sound to hold.
The water's constant drone
Calls you deep inside
Into the expanse of dripping stone,
Endless, wide.
There you'll lose your way,
Your searching eyes
Stung by harsh spray,
Your questions met with thundering replies.
The Melodious Cave,
With its gift of Fingal's name,
Is killed over and over by the wave
In its endless game.
Holding darkness so near,
Ghostly light dies,
Replaced by flowing tears,
The cave's continuous cries.

The author's comments:
I wrote this in response to a National Geographic article.

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on Feb. 10 2013 at 5:36 pm
TheHerbArtist SILVER, Paradise, California
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Extremely wonderful. Who or what is Fingal? Love love love this poem

on May. 20 2012 at 8:49 am
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
12 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

thanks! i really appreciate your comment!

KateLA GOLD said...
on May. 17 2012 at 10:39 pm
KateLA GOLD, Everett, Washington
11 articles 20 photos 194 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don’t you find it Funny that after Monday(M) and Tuesday(T), the rest of the week says WTF?
-Unknown

I love what you've written and using the word 'melodious' is just perfect-it slips from the tongue like satin and puts your work apart from others when you use creative wording like this. Your work is really individual and I wouldn't change a thing about it! 5/5!


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