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**Sounds of the Forest**

Sounds of the Forest

Friday 21st May 2021
Sophya Polevaya

Chanterelle

Coral
of the woodland
carved kantharos viol
from a fallen tree
with hat pin
stems mycorrhizal
and incised forte gills
mirrored.

Grouped in quartets
the ocherous spruce
flames citrine
to pluck
and savour
their sweet
summertime pepper
an apricot
or string masquerade.



Valvata Sincera

Tightly curled clefs
and locked
a pair
hunter's rings of
antlers bound
with a quiver of
bent shafts
and forked
fletchings fired
from La Chasse finale.

The alpine spirit
fanfares and echoes
contained within
reawakened and roared
each time
from this cuivré shell
by a blown kiss
to its serpent
lips.

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Sophya Polevaya 2021

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