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Songs of the Gamelan

by Clara Mae Gregory

The shadow puppets

dance on the


of the songs

of the Gamelan.

Toe tapping rhythms

lance the light


in a pendapa

of glass

where shadow puppets

absorb the resonance

of metal chambers

made of brass,


in the puppeteer's



Author's Note: revision

Posted on 10/10/2017
Copyright © 2018 Clara Mae Gregory

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 10/11/17 at 03:58 PM

Always a fan of puppet poems, really like what you've done here CM.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/12/17 at 07:50 PM

I really enjoyed the visuals and sounds in this, the puppets' fate, the dancing of light. Thanks!

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