Knell of the Elephant Bell

The hollow knell

Of a brass elephant bell’s

Ponderous tune

Begins to swell,

Low and musical

In the forest gloom.

An elephant bull

Strives in limited room,

First his shoulder lifts,

The bell rumbles,

Then his body shifts

From side to side

And the bell tumbles

Around his neck,

An extra burden,

A signal bell,

A distraction the bull

Can never quell.


Kim M. Russell, 2016

My response to imaginary garden with real toads Artistic Interpretations with Margaret – The Met’s Musical Instruments Exhibit

Margaret has shared some of the exhibits she saw on her trip to New York a few months ago, when she visited the Metropolitan Museum and was taken with the artistry and history of the Musical Instruments Exhibit. She has challenged us to write an artistic interpretation, in any poetic form that suits our fancy, inspired by the photo or the You Tube Link provided for each instrument, or a bit of both.  

You Tube Link for the Elephant Bell:



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