And She Dances



Light, robed in fabric

satin-spun with sun-beams,

sways – swirls, extends

muscles and feet


in secretive dance

upon stage soft as

silk. Her music is

the subtle sigh of lonesome



pines, the cadence of

songbirds greeting the

dawn, the rustle of

feathers in flight;


she delights in this

moment, this filament of time

hung on summer breeze,

and she dances. Her


body melts into

nature’s melody – is

electrified by its pulse,

consumed by its rhythm,


choreographed by its

raw emotion. She lets go,

jubilation in every line,

and she dances.




33 comments on “And She Dances

  1. Seyi sandra says:

    Just heavenly!

  2. RoSy says:

    Lovely – Made me dance too 🙂

  3. This is Wonderful, Mel! I love the 2nd line best–so exquisite! And those lilies are just incredible!

  4. russtowne says:

    “…nature’s melody… Indeed you are, my friend.

  5. Pam says:

    “this filament of time hung on a summer breeze” – how lovely!

  6. Heidi Viars says:

    dancing is good … especially when one is dressed this nice 🙂 … thanks so much for this beautiful post!

  7. Ballet on high wire!

  8. Gallivanta says:

    Are the lilies fragrant ones? What a wonderful ballroom you have in your garden.

  9. parth893 says:

    Wow… ❤ Incredible & Lovely 😀

  10. Glenda Mills says:

    Ah so lovely, Melody! I’m emailing to a dear friend who has been detoxing from prescription drugs. I thought of her when I read this because her email starts with cinderella. She’s a jewel of a friend and I know your poetry will be a blessing to her . Praying she will rise up and dance.

  11. Wow I want to dance like that right there in the forest it sounds so whimsical and fun

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