Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

I Dreamt I Danced With You


Last night I dreamt I danced with you -
We Waltzed between the stars
Then Quickstepped through the asteroids
Passed Jupiter and Mars.

I wore a gown of crimson silk
And you a waistcoat bright -
Glittering ‘cross the star-filled dome
We danced through all the night.

With eyes that met and cheek-to-cheek
Enfolded in your arms -
Your hand upon my slender waist
Enraptured by your charms.

We Samba’d in the twilight hours
Together with such grace -
On clouds of ether floating high
We Tango’d on through space.

Then falling down to earth again
We Cha-Cha’d round the moon -
And as the music filled the void
I felt our bodies swoon.

Last night I dreamt I danced with you
But now the dream has gone
Yet in my heart the memory
Shall linger on and on.

Submitted: Monday, May 05, 2014
Edited: Monday, May 05, 2014

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  • Amitava Sur (6/20/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful imagery Valerie remembering dancing with beloved took me or dragged me in a diff. world.A lovely poem in deed. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (6/18/2014 8:31:00 AM)

    Valerie this poem made me feel the joy of waltzing with the sunrise and tango with the sunset. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Lucifera Santez (5/25/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    Last night I dreamt I danced with you
    But now the dream has gone
    Yet in my heart the memory
    Shall linger on and on.

    this is amazing.
    you are a gem Val,
    the way you write,
    everybody cant do that.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (5/15/2014 8:45:00 AM)

    The most wonderful dances we dance in our imagination.
    If we manage to stick a bit of it in our memory
    and pluck and here and there a flake of it
    it will brighten our life and that of others
    Fantastic poem, Val. (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (5/12/2014 2:55:00 PM)

    What a gorgeous dream you had! The way you narrate your poem, it feels like we've been dancing with you. A lovely flight of fancy; esp like the crimson silk gown and quickstepping through asteroids! (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (5/12/2014 2:37:00 PM)

    What a gorgeous dream you had! The way you narrate your poem, it feels we've been dancing with you. A lovely flight of fancy. Love the crimson silk gown and quickstepping through asteroids! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (5/6/2014 11:51:00 AM)

    Dancing for a while is very kind of you Val. The duo dancing all across the space is a pleasant thing and I would like to see you both performing from a distance....
    At the end of this dream let your mind begin to dance Val.. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (5/6/2014 6:08:00 AM)

    Can I borrow your dream please - I forget what I dreamt last night but I know it wasn't as good as this. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/6/2014 1:14:00 AM)

    Escorted to a magic land where two souls reel round holding hands in tune to the celestial symphony and made one in spirit.... Though the dream is evanescent, it can still give you a hang over for days... I am sure! (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (5/5/2014 1:47:00 PM)

    Val I have said it so many times, you are the greatest. No one can write verse like you can. Beautiful poem God bless. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (5/5/2014 10:12:00 AM)

    Though this dance may have ended...the band plays on. Beautiful, sensual write, two lovers swaying in the night.
    Can I just have one more moondance, with you, my friend...as Van Morrison alludes to. Lovely, two steppin' along with your words. PEACE and a wonderful partner, my wish for you on this day....continue to dance (Report) Reply

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