Diane Hine

(25 July 1956)

A Waltz


Our foxtrot wasn't good, but then again,
it wasn't bad before, alas, my heel
impaired that poor man's shin and yet I feel
that you were leading rather well ‘till then.

The Samba tempo's captivating thrall
seduced us to abandon Earthly care.
Our spirals had finesse and to be fair,
we only once collided with the wall.

And when I fell, I know you did not gloat,
that was instead, a sympathetic grin.
I swear, it was an accidental spin
which sadly brought my elbow to your throat.

And last, I lightly spun in blissful trance,
a waltz, goodnight and thank you for the dance.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Edited: Saturday, September 01, 2012

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  • Sandra Feldman (8/17/2013 9:49:00 PM)

    Ah the good all times when people used to really fall and sometimes dance.
    The good old times when life was life, not just an unmelodious trance.
    Delightfully amusing, gay and charming poem, Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (4/2/2013 12:41:00 PM)

    A truly enjoyed write. I felt pretty dizzy as I was reading it! How about a two step
    next time for me. It was a lot of fun just reading it. Good penning! (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (9/16/2012 5:00:00 AM)

    Sounds like a bruising dance on the floor that was saved with the waltz...being a ballroom dancer I found it so funny and enjoyable...regards (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (9/4/2012 7:54:00 PM)

    Really enjoyed that, what a dance, did ye actually make it off the dancefloor in one piece lol (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/25/2012 2:23:00 AM)

    What a humorous scene! I visualize the pair spiralling in ecstatic thrill, forgetting earthly care and even colliding against the wall! ! A beautiful visual! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/23/2012 10:19:00 AM)

    The waltz is just about as much as I can manage too, very amusing write Diane, can just picture the scene. Good one: -) (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (8/22/2012 10:13:00 PM)

    Reminds me of Remeniscing by Little River Band which I heard on the radio yesterday, but you had more fun and less sentimental melancholy, just tortured feet and bruises. Great stuff. Loved the calm but formal ending, very proper. (Report) Reply

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