Re-enacted religiously since that night,
Remembering with sensual clarity the first time:
Crystal chandelier ascending; upward, inward,
slowly but seemingly inexorably,
Grand Tier light extinguished
As smaller orbs, in spoke-like formation
Follow, like ducklings waddling after mama mallard.
Lights go down when lights go up:
Irony, simplicity, harmony
Trifect Writing Challenge:
1a : something that makes vision possible
b : the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors
c : electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second; specifically : such radiation that is visible to the human eye
2a : daylight
b : dawn
3: a source of light: as
a : a celestial body
b : candle
c : an electric light
Love it. I hope you’ve seen Jack, Kack, Lack Mack, Nack Oack Pack and Quack in the Boston Public Garden. http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/image-files/460-boston-public-garden-11.jpg
Thank you! Love the photo!
Seems like the kind of mind-wandering you’d do while waiting for the show to start 🙂
Who would have thought ducks and opera would fit together?
I’m at a loss to explain now my mind works, especially when opera is involved.
Interesting contrast between opera and ducks (said the Teal)! Really lovely structure and imagery. Very nicely done :)))
Thanks…from one Jo-Anne to another Joanne!
I’m an idiot. I thought ‘mallard’ referred to only the male duck. I googled it. You already know that I was wrong. 🙂
I love how visual this piece is. Great job with the prompt. Remember to come back and vote!
Funny, I googled it too, because I was trying to find a more poetic word for a mama duck and discovered that there are female mallards. Being an NCIS fan (Dr. Mallard, aka Ducky)I had to go with mama mallard. Thanks for checking and for commenting.