Lockdown Day 12

The autumn river ball

At the Autumn River Ball
behold the dawn festivities
The fantails dance and bellbirds call
This is how the silence sounds

Behold the dawn festivities
Pukeko footmen run here and there
This is how the silence sounds
Water music fills the air

Pukeko footmen run here and there
with acorn cups and leafy platters
Water music fills the air
Starlings gather to chitter and chatter

With acorn cups and leafy platters
they fill their bellies greedily
Starlings gather to chitter and chatter
beneath the oak tree’s finery

They fill their bellies greedily
when human creatures go to ground
Beneath the oak tree’s finery
the blackbird and his queen are crowned

When human creatures go to ground
the fantails dance and bellbirds call
The blackbird and his queen are crowned
at the Autumn River Ball

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