Hour 10: Moonshadowdance

Within the patterns of the night I pull the shawl of soft moonlight about my shoulders and take my place to dance the barefoot steps of grace. My feet are sure enough to hold me through the years of growing old, my hands are able…

Your Happy Beginning

poem 12 It all seemed so beautifully simple when you stood there watching him dance and you smiled like you had captured starlight. I wish I could take you back there and give you your happy beginning. -h.e.m.

dance

  in those so-long-ago     days oh.     how felt born to dance with you i know     none      of those dance-dreams jiggled in you nor   loosened arms in tingling      wingling circles      about your hips   nor tilted the slight      quiver of a mouth alight with      unspeakable savor…

Jesus at the Hard Rock Cafe

Hot Day Hard Rock Cafe Jesus is trying to find someone to grind. He’s very pale, wearing red shorts. In the pool he’s trying water sports. In the corner girls are twerking. I wonder how his salvation is working. He’s rather dry and orders a…

Heaven’s Music

An old woman lurches the horizon Countless lives her face wizen Once immortal, she danced the sky And taught mortals to laugh and cry  With stardust robes shining good cheer Yet her friendships became too dear She risked all to save from divine plan  And…

Tiny Dancer

Light fills my world when he nears. The moment our eyes meet, our song begins to play. I dance for him with all of my heart and soul. Though my legs scream and my lungs burn, The fire that fills me is one of joy,…

Dance

Tentative steps, unrehearsed, moving awkwardly. Gaining pace, each other’s grace lends fluidity Half-remembered forms returning as the music plays, Confidently stepping forward, trusting each to know the way. Heading for that vital moment, landing blind in perfect time, Tempo heating up, the movement coming forth from…

Dance Instructor To Her New Class

Let’s get one thing out of the way: the dance is eternal. Now that that’s cleared up, I would like to advise you on the particulars of your participation. We cover certain moves in this class. We do things considered acceptable within the boundaries of…