Petra Vergunst – Proms in Perthshire

Proms in Perthshire

So it happened that evening
after my energy
kneeled at the foot of the hill

That I stood up again
on seeing Beethoven’s affirmation of life
reflected in the conductor’s face

They sang of sheer gladness,
running your course
the conquering hero

Below the canopy of stars
a thin duvet of cloud
descended on the silhouette of Schiehallion

I craved to climb that munro
to hear massed choir
breathe the composer’s movements

Petra Vergunst is a freelance community artist, composer and poet currently writing  on the themes of music and sound. Her poetry has appeared in Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Stare’s Nest, The Open Mouse, Poetry Scotland, Nutshells and Nuggets and various anthologies.

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