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Below is the poem entitled THE SUNKEN CATHEDRAL which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A tomb
So chill    so deathly still
Where algaed bells hang dumb

Her warted    weaving spire
In eerie    midnight sun

A womb
Come    bubble    bubble down
In gloom the vaulted way

To see
Through brackish ripple glass
By jaded light of day

Black    iron gargoyle's heads
Resounding    deathless    ringing

To hear
The swaying    sunken choir
Of chancel ghosts go singing

(eummm) LAUDAMUS
TE DEUM  (eumm - eumm)

(eummm) LAUDAMUS
TE DEUM  (eumm - eumm)

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  1. Date: 7/11/2014 9:22:00 PM
    Thought I would let you know, this one is your number three on your "best poems" list. I am sure I have read this one before too!! thanks for visiting me today. I hope you are feeling on top of the world this week!!

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 8:31:00 PM
    The Latin chants of the ghosts are exquisite. I know this is one of your older is awesome and worthy to save to my fav's. Blessings. Your creative art is enjoyed. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 12:19:00 PM
    I am reading this in November, but I really think your poem is something. Very well done.

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 1:44:00 PM
    Daver, how does this "first round" thing work? I know I have three poems in the big Soup contest but when do I find out if any of them have passed into the semi finals? When will they be judged? did you ever win in this Soup contest? Like in a top ten or something? this poem creates great atmosphere! An eerie one. about the terza rima, I just made that stuff up. In my dreams, they would be a happily married couple by now! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:41:00 AM
    Daver, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 9:40:00 AM
    Well, as I said in January this is a beautiful write and I still wonder if you have actually visited this Cathedral. Now that it has become a "first round survivor" ... smile ... good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 10:16:00 AM
    I will take your poem, and Stacey's with me to the Beautiful Forest.

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 10:15:00 AM
    Daver, such a lovely poem, Visual and Audible. Jaded light of day. We get tired sometimes..not only us who are jaded. Algaed bells? I go to hear them at Bosque Bello Cemetery today to sit with my father, my husband, my two brothers. Be with them on this Holy Saturday - Be with my thoughts. Love, love

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 1:27:00 PM
    Daver,congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. I am hoping you get it this time. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 10:12:00 AM
    Daver - Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round, best of luck in the finals – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 12:33:00 AM
    Wow! Daver!!! Congratulations on being in the final round. This is an excellent poem, and I would have been very surprised if your name hadn't been on the list.

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 4:29:00 PM
    Creative poem! Congratulations on having it chosen as one of the semi-finalists. Good luck in the finals. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 7:28:00 PM
    I loved this winning poem in the Sept competition and still love it. Lainie

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 11:25:00 AM
    Great poem Daver!! Congratulations on making it through the first round! Good Luck!~Trudy~

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 6:05:00 AM
    Congrats Daver on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 2:58:00 PM
    Congratulations on going through to the next round. Well done and best of luck for the finals. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 1/13/2009 6:03:00 PM
    I agree with Michelle. This piece is simply SPELLBINDING. Congratulations on your win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/11/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Amazingly well done, Daver! Spellbinding as though part of the ruins of Atlantis. Congratulations for placing in this contest, and gracing us with the outstanding poem! Blessings to you and yours...Mikki

  1. Date: 1/8/2009 12:39:00 PM
    Really enjoy this one, Daver. I like the way you've spaced it out and the subject matter is very original ... have you seen such a place? Very well-deserved selection to be a feature this week here at the Soup. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 1/7/2009 4:41:00 PM
    Creative piece with an interesting format. Congratulations on being chosen as one of the contest winners. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen