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THE SUNKEN CATHEDRAL – after Claude Debussy A tomb So chill, so deathly still Where algaed bells hang dumb Diffus’d 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 Profound Black iron gargoyle’s heads Resounding, deathless, ringing To hear The swaying, sunken choir Of chancel ghosts go singing “TE DEUM (eumm) – LAUDAMUS TE DEUM – (eumm – eumm) TE DEUM (eumm) – LAUDAMUS TE DEUM – (eumm – eumm)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 10/7/2011 1:01:00 PM
Creates a very eerie picture for the season, DAver. Love that mood setting final part with the choir. I saw this in my box that you posted at PFT but I bet you won't get my response. Do you remember we used to email each other and then you stopped emailing me? I think you inadvertently did something on your end. But I am glad you posted this here so I could read it and you could get my response here at least. Try emailing me and I'll respond and you see if you get my response back.
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Date: 9/30/2011 11:07:00 PM
a very interesting poem,, Daver, stopping by to let you know,,, "HERE I AM!".. Kidding... wondering about you that is all... I really do like the mystery that hangs in this Cathedral.. and the gargoyles rock your poem,,, thank you for sharing,..p.d.
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Date: 9/30/2011 11:53:00 AM
This is just a very engaging read, Dave! The setting here is just eerily wonderful and I just truly enjoyed how you wrote this, could just picture this so well! hugs to you! :)
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Date: 9/30/2011 12:33:00 AM
dang it, Daver,I wish I knew how i could communicate with you thru the PFT club. It's supposed to be set up so that everything you send there shows up at my box and then I comment to you from my hotmail. ARe you hearing back from other poets then???
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Date: 9/29/2011 11:16:00 AM
What a great re-post dear poet ! I'm glad that you posted this again, it was a pleasure to read an off the wall write today ! *smiles* ! Have a wonderful week Dave....much love, james
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Date: 9/29/2011 1:20:00 AM
You are so inventive, Daver!! glad to see you posting a lot, and gosh, I am afraid you are not seeing my messages after all in your email because I sent you at least three this week, or via PFT!!
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Date: 9/28/2011 11:30:00 PM
wow Daver this is one of the very best 'flavors' I have read from u my friend.. u should enter it in the new contest about Church by the Ocean.. a phenomenal write luv..
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Date: 9/28/2011 7:19:00 PM
Sounds like a Latin dirge Daver. The images are vivid and chilling. Satisfys my need for the ghostly things I need now and then.
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Date: 9/28/2011 6:06:00 PM
Praise Him, Praise Him! This is a most amazing piece, Daver! Love it! Is this a collab? I can't wait to read this Bullet Tree poem of yours! I seem to be missing some of the best work on the's listed right here under your name!!! Bless you. Gwendolen
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