Friday, October 2, 2009

55 - dance






dance the song of sorrow
when your spirit weeps,
feel the lilt of sadness
as through you it seeps.
dance until you feel
the air beneath your feet,
‘til the walls withdraw
and the tears retreat.
escape into the senses
of an enchanting trance,
forget the tears of sorrow,
just dance and dance and dance…






every friday, compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. if you want to join in the fun and games and give it a try...post your story and report to the boss G-Man!



54 comments:

  1. I applaud the optimistic turn. It works better, I think, that way.

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  2. Hi Shadow,
    Thanks for your comment on my post about the whole 2012 thing. Your right "forget about it" is a very good idea! I will certainly try! It doesn't help us to live in fear for sure!

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  3. Thanks for turning sorrow into joy!

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  4. Beautiful and uplifting. I'm going to make this my mantra for the time being. Thank you :)

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  5. I certainly need to do this more! Thanks Shadow......

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  6. Oh how I agree, Shadow.

    Dancing (mainly ballroom) has been my passion since 1951 ... yes, a long foxtrot in time, but so beautiful - as is your superb poem.

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  7. Yep there is that odd synchronicity of theme again. I like yours better shadow!

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  8. Some find beauty in sorrow. Maybe I do. It's a dangerous beauty.

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  9. Tonight I am going to go dancing for sure after this. You gorgeous poetess!!!

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  10. Excellent, uplifting last four lines!

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  11. Oh, how I miss that feeling of dancing, dancing, dancing, until everything disappears! It's glorious, thank you!

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  12. I hope you're dancing now ...

    smiles,

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  13. I admire how your words have always a sense of magick in them.
    Loved it.

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  14. of course it's always best to be dancing with wolves ;) lol

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  15. Dancing does seem to make everything OK for the moment I am doing it!

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  16. Nothing like dancing to clear ones head and remove the sorrow. Thanks for the reminder. So fabulously done.

    I've done two 55's this week. You can find them here. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.

    Ciao,

    Chef Kar

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  17. I love this piece - as much as I love dancing. And I do.

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  18. this is so beautiful, i hope for everyone to feel this way, when feeling sad to feel it with your whole body, embrace the sadness, feel it and then let it go.
    so much of my life was spent not feeling, afraid to be sad, happy or anything in between. today i feel my feelings like you describe in this lovely 55. great job.

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  19. I loved it.. if fit the mood for today perfectly, and I'm glad I read it today of all days. :)

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  20. I feel a "dancing queen" moment coming on...
    but i love this lyric even more, fits very well with something I read over at another blog...
    “there is a rhythm to this life and once I find the rhythm, I can dance my way through. ” ~ Shiny Things

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  21. gosh... even if i wanted to dance, i am not sure where i would do it! lol... sometimes i dance around the kitchen a bit when i am preparing dinner, but when my 'spirit weeps' my dancing needs to be for me... not the rest of my family.

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  22. As I dance....the spirit beneath my feet strengthens me...the Holy Spirit lifts me as I dance.

    I LOVE this poem...it truly touched my heart.
    Blessings, andrea

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  23. Nice. It feels good to read this.

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  24. Shadow, you are my ideal of:
    Poupee Valsante. (Whatever that means -grin!)

    and PEACE!

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  25. Sounds good to me. What are we doing? Samba? Viennese Waltz? Cha-Cha? Just name it!

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  26. Shadow Dear ...
    i am going to take this as personal ... hahah!!( as i always do even it not being ,shhh... , our secret )
    lovely way to start the weekend !!
    all the kisses fron me to you !!
    see you !!!

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  27. Dance till Your Pants drop!
    Thats my credo!
    If indeed one must have a credo!
    Excellent 55 Shadow Dancing...
    You Rock The Literary World!!
    Have a Kick-Ass Week-End...G

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  28. You just sent me off to fantasy land for about ten minutes.

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  29. Dancing is one of my favorite expressions! jeNN

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  30. I knew I missed ya, Shadow...really great 55 to go with a really great pic!

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  31. I am all for that!

    thanks for the reminder to dance!

    Happy Spring, Shadow and happy weekend~
    ~Calli

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  32. that was awesome...there is just something about dancing that lifts the spirit. of course my wife was a dancer as well so it brings back some memories for me...smiles.

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  33. Shadow, that was amazing! Also LOVE the picture you put with it.

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  34. I am dancing!! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. i love it! lets do the zorba dance!

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  36. "Forget the tears and sorrow, just dance,dance,dance"

    That's gonna be my weekend!

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  37. When I was young, dance was able to "take me away". It was a healthy way to escape. I loved every moment of it.

    Loved this 55.

    PG

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  38. Life is a many splendored dance. (Hugs)Indigo

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  39. Shadow- oh, if only I could! love your 55. ~rick

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  40. Dancing free does leave the sadness behind doesn't it? If you put your whole being into it, dancing can transform you. It does me.

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  41. I love this, Shadow. I love the poem, I love the picture. It's just what I needed to see, in fact. :-)

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  42. I needed to comment again, and that is on the picture. B&W pictures make things more authentic for some reason!

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  43. Powerful image and your poem has equal power and strength! Dance, dance, never stop.

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  44. Good advice mate, there should be more of that attitude amongst as mortals.

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  45. Dance, dance, dance!!!

    I AM!!

    Hi Shadow, I've been busy these past few days and wanted to catch up on your prose....

    This is a great one.

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  46. Excelent sorrow, this one is happier than the last ones, it projects hopes trough the future, and since it is comming from you it makes me belive int it more.
    Lovely picture also.

    Take care dear shadowy friend

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  47. I adore this sensational poem, the words entered my heart, which is already full of sadness. Everyday I dance, I fill my ears with delicious music to still my soul and although my legs do dance my heart is sad.
    Thank you for this poem it is so beautiful to me.
    sincerely.

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