Poem: ‘Cello’ From An Up and Coming Collection

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The cello has the most resonance
with the human voice.

It will cry and keen
from between your pervious knees,
its wood mimicking your curves,
your cared-for ageing scent.

Tension is drawn across your face,
tactual pleasure-pain
through your bow, deftly poised—
a new universe waiting to flower.

It will outlive you

copyright Francis Barker 2020