The Dance

She can’t help herself –

her toes beg to tap on a dance-floor of gold.

Her feet undulate and shimmer, prance and quiver,

pulses of energy on surface of steel.

She teases and entices,

twirling and swirling to the beat of

the Universe’s great heart;

she intuitively moves

to its rhythmic cadence.

Her pace quickens as the music fades into the night.

Desperate, she tries one more move,

one more spin on the dance-floor,

and then,


her eyelids fall on the evening,

and the dance

is at an end.

18 comments on “The Dance

  1. this is very special!

  2. billduff says:

    Fantastic. What a beautiful interpretation!

      • billduff says:

        (grin) I know that Dad’s spirit would agree – but this is now Stacey commenting to you – And the thanks are to you – oh, how I wish I could capture that image as beautifully – to see the world through your eyes. Wonderful.

      • melodylowes says:

        I’m sorry that I replied in a way that may have hurt you – a good reminder to be careful when I don’t ‘know’ someone just yet! Thank you for clarifying things, Stacey – and you DID see the world through my eyes , which gives me pause and makes me humbled and awed. Thank you for you part in making my day a great one!

      • billduff says:

        Melody – in no way did you offend me – but thank-you for your so gracious apology. I’m honoured that someone as talented a writer as you can issue these words to me. Your work is amazing – humbled? YOu? I am the one who is humbled. Million thank-yous and a big TTFN! (Ta-ta-for-now, my Dad always parted)

      • melodylowes says:

        TTFN, then! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your day!

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh WOW, this is really really Wonderful, Melody!!

  4. Cosmic sun dance.. great concept! πŸ™‚

  5. Love your gift of writing and the photo. Great job!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. This is my absolute favorite one! Did I mention that I LOVE this!

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