Softly over sounding waves Libretto

Softly over sounding waves from Selkie, a sea tale
a monodrama chamber opera in one act

Libretto by Misha Penton
Composed by Elliot Cooper Cole

Softly over sounding autumn waves
Softly over sounding autumn waves you sail
The scent of your neck against my face a memory
Of seastars, anemone and shell gathered mornings
Oceanstrand rainforest moss chills our hands - so lightly
touching We climb marine granite toward an osprey pine aerie
A seal bobs her beckoning head for us:
Seduction to dash our bodies
Against deceptive stone and join her in the fearless sea