DANCE POEMS

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  • 25.
    The Master of the Dance

    A chant to which it is intended a group of children shall dance and improvise pantomime led by their dancing-teacher.



    A master deep-eyed
    Ere his manhood was ripe,
    He sang like a thrush,
    He could play any pipe.
    So dull in the school
    That he scarcely could spell,
    He read but a bit,
    And he figured not well.
    A bare-footed fool,
    Shod only with grace;
    Long hair streaming down
    Round a wind-hardened face;
    He smiled like a girl,
    Or like clear winter skies,
    A virginal light
    Making stars of his eyes.
    In swiftness and poise,
    A proud child of the deer,
    A white fawn he was,
    Yet a fwn without fear.
    No youth thought him vain,
    Or made mock of his hair,
    Or laughed when his ways
    Were most curiously fair.
    A mastiff at fight,
    He could strike to the earth
    The envious one
    Who would challenge his worth.
    However we bowed
    To the schoolmaster mild,
    Our spirits went out
    To the fawn-looted child.
    His beckoning led
    Our troop to the brush.
    We found nothing there
    But a wind and a hush.
    He sat by a stone
    And he looked on the ground,
    As if in the weeds
    There was something profound.
    His pipe seemed to neigh,
    Then to bleat like a sheep,
    Then sound like a stream
    Or a waterfall deep.
    It whispered strange tales,
    Human words it spoke not.
    Told fair things to come,
    And our marvellous lot
    If now with fawn-steps
    Unshod we advanced
    To the midst of the grove
    And in reverence danced.
    We obeyed as he piped
    Soft grass to young feet,
    Was a medicine mighty,
    A remedy meet.
    Our thin blood awoke,
    It grew dizzy and wild,
    Though scarcely a word
    Moved the lips of a child.
    Our dance gave allegiance,
    It set us apart,
    We tripped a strange measure,
    Uplifted of heart.


    <i>II</i>

    We thought to be proud
    Of our fawn everywhere.
    We could hardly see how
    Simple books were a care.
    No rule of the school
    This strange student could tame.
    He was banished one day,
    While we quivered with shame.
    He piped back our love
    On a moon-silvered night,
    Enticed us once more
    To the place of delight.
    A greeting he sang
    And it made our blood beat,
    It tramped upon custom
    And mocked at defeat.
    He builded a fire
    And we tripped in a ring,
    The embers our books
    And the fawn our good king.
    And now we approached
    All the mysteries rare
    That shadowed his eyelids
    And blew through his hair.
    That spell now was peace
    The deep strength of the trees,
    The children of nature
    We clambered her knees.
    Our breath and our moods
    Were in tune with her own,
    Tremendous her presence,
    Eternal her throne.
    The ostracized child
    Our white foreheads kissed,
    Our bodies and souls
    Became lighter than mist.
    Sweet dresses like snow
    Our small lady-loves wore,
    Like moonlight the thoughts
    That our bosoms upbore.
    Like a lily the touch
    Of each cold little hand.
    The loves of the stars
    We could now understand.
    O quivering air!
    O the crystalline night!
    O pauses of awe
    And the faces swan-white!
    O ferns in the dusk!
    O forest-shrined hour!
    O earth that sent upward
    The thrill and the power,
    To lift us like leaves,
    A delirious whirl,
    The masterful boy
    And the delicate girl!
    What child that strange night-time
    Can ever forget?
    His fealty due
    And his infinite debt
    To the folly divine,
    To the exquisite rule
    Of the perilous master,
    The fawn-looted fool?


    III

    Now soldiers we seem,
    And night brings a new thing,
    A terrible ire,
    As of thunder awing.
    A warrior power,
    That old chivalry stirred,
    When knights took up arms,
    As the maidens gave word.
    THE END OF OUR WAR,
    WILL BE GLORY UNTOLD.
    WHEN THE TOWN LIKE A GREAT
    BUDDING ROSE SHALL UNFOLD!
    Near, nearer that war,
    And that ecstasy comes,
    We hear the trees beating
    Invisible drums.
    The fields of the night
    Are starlit above,
    Our girls are white torches
    Of conquest and love.
    No nerve without will,
    And no breast without breath,
    We whirl with the planets
    That never know death! read more »

  • 26.
    The Dance

    Take the name of the swain, a forlorn witless elf
    Who was chang'd to a flow'r for admiring himself.
    A part deem'd essential in each lady's dress
    With what maidens cry when they wish to say yes. read more »

  • 27.
    The Plea of the Simla Dancers

    Too late, alas! the song
    To remedy the wrong; -
    The rooms are taken from us, swept and
    garnished for their fate. read more »

  • 28.
    My Last Dance

    The shell of objects inwardly consumed
    Will stand, till some convulsive wind awakes;
    Such sense hath Fire to waste the heart of things,
    Nature, such love to hold the form she makes. read more »

  • 29.
    Nora on the Pavement

    As Nora on the pavement
    Dances, and she entrances the grey hour
    Into the laughing circle of her power,
    The magic circle of her glances, read more »

  • 30.
    To a Dancer

    Intoxicatingly
    Her eyes across the footlights gleam,
    (The wine of love, the wine of dream)
    Her eyes, that gleam for me! read more »

  • 31.
    To a GItana Dancing

    Because you are fair as souls of the lost are fair,
    And your eyelids laugh with desire, and your laughing feet
    Are winged with desire, and your hands are wanton, and sweet
    Is the promise of love in your lips, and the rose in your hair read more »

  • 32.
    Imogen

    (A Lady of Tender Age)

    Ladies, where were your bright eyes glancing,
    Where were they glancing yester-night? read more »

  • 33.
    Gratiana Dancing and Singing

    I.

    See! with what constant motion
    Even and glorious, as the sunne, read more »

  • 34.
    The Waltz We Were Born For

    I never knew them all, just hummed
    and thrummed my fingers with the radio,
    driving five hundred miles to Austin. read more »

  • 35.
    Latin & Soul

    some waves
    a wave of now
    a trombone speaking to you
    a piano is trying to break a molecule read more »

  • 36.
    The Harlem Dancer

    Applauding youths laughed with young prostitutes
    And watched her perfect, half-clothed body sway;
    Her voice was like the sound of blended flutes
    Blown by black players upon a picnic day. read more »

New Dance Poems

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  2. Dance, SALINI NAIR
  3. Cosmic dance., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
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  5. The Solstice Is A-comin', Frank Avon
  6. She Dances, Ranita Badudu
  7. spotlight, jayne harris
  8. Short Verse Yet, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. She danced through her life, Tiku akp
  10. Dancing Flower, Jasmin Alice Read
  11. The shrouds danced all, Emmanuel George Cefai
  12. Dance, Roxanne Grenio
  13. Dance, Dance, Dance, Salvadore Ponce De Leon
  14. Dance To Chill Out, Harshith s k
  15. Dance, Kelly Zion
  16. World's Dance Stage, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  17. Dancing, gajanan mishra
  18. A Dance, Abdul Wahab
  19. Dance to heart, Ismael Mansoor
  20. Juliets Last Dance, Rik Bertrand
  21. Dancing with You, Charles Marshall
  22. Dance, Dance, Dance., Charles Jagongo
  23. gigati goo, Super Girl
  24. Musical Instruments To Produce Love, OLAYEMI AYO
  25. Dance, Super Girl
  26. Festival Haiku - Tango Dance World Champ.., john tiong chunghoo
  27. The Scottish Dance, Randy McClave
  28. A Cinderella Dance, Emmanuela Petit Frere
  29. vitality, keemusabi tzu
  30. spotlight, jayne harris
  31. Dance, Dance Everywhere!, Ramdas Bhandarkar
  32. Dance, Bianca Priyanka Govender
  33. Voice From Within, Carolyn Falls
  34. D.A.N.C.E! <3, Allie Lewis
  35. David, Allen Brodell
  36. Wolf Dance, Ban Sidhe
  37. Dance, Miroslava Odalovic
  38. Dance Then to Everything, Alla Renee Bozarth
  39. Social Needs Night Dancing, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  40. The Dance of Death, Tim Vallie
  41. A Step Half Made, Jeff Bresee
  42. THE MOUNLIGHT DANCE, Aldo Kraas
  43. Lit, R. L. Allen
  44. 'Dancing shoes', Michael Micmac Mccrory
  45. Her Dance, vertigo falling
  46. DANCING KING II, Aldo Kraas
  47. MOONLIGHT DANCE, Aldo Kraas
  48. My Pen Dances, Deasy Anggraeni
  49. Dance To It, Shel Silverstein
  50. I dance for the love, Victoria Bleker
  51. Just dance, DiAnne Douglass
  52. Dance With Me, Anna Andrews
  53. Dance Like No One's Watching, Krazy Rae
  54. A DANCE FOR RELIEF!, Ramesh T A
  55. Dance... If You Dare, Kieran J1996
  56. Live free, Dance hard, Meagan Slack
  57. Dance, Jessica Hendrix
  58. When I dance, akachukwu chukwuemeka ( akab ..
  59. Dance, Dance, Atara Gedalowitz
  60. As I Dance, Aiyanna Ortiz
  61. Dance To The Beat, Daniel Vango
  62. Dance, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  63. Dance dance dance, Maria Luisa Taylor
  64. The Dance, Bhaswat Chakraborty
  65. dancing in the rain, mae beezwax
  66. Dance, Mariah Clary
  67. SAVE THIS LOVE PASSION, Gianni Pintus
  68. 'I Dance for the Love', Amy Lee
  69. Dance, Okeke Emmanuel
  70. The Dance, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadh ..
  71. Ode to 'Dee', Ana Ă“nimo
  72. Travel Haiku - Birmingham International .., john tiong chunghoo
  73. Dance of Dances, nick trager
  74. i hope u dance, AMANDA Lynch
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