Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dream Dance
























Exerpt, "Two Ghosts",

from the poem:

x

A PHOTOGRAPH OF OCEAN BEACH

.....I'm thinking of myself,

of slipping into my yellow tee shirt,

jeans sitting low,

dancing with everyone, but mostly alone.

Of tasting a coke

and licking a lemon.

x

Of wading across the floor

at the Sea Turtle Bar, my shoes disappearing

in a blaze of purple strobes,

my bare feet lifting in levitation

to Jumping Jack Flash.

x

Of knowing the time is close

to winding down the dance,

and I have to go back to my life

past the door where the children sleep.

x

The next words I say will be in sunshine,

and a beach with umbrellas

might calm my edgy spirit

till the night again takes me and the music

x

a downbeat away from The Dead,

or a short glide from home.

17 comments:

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

You're the second visit I've made today where we're dancing! Must be the music carrying us along. And the purple strobes!

Lyn said...

Derrick-
Thank you!
Sometimes dancing is the only solution..

Marti said...

seems i've been on a dance floor dancing all my life trying not to step on anybody's toes.

my wish to be on a beach dancing where there are no toes except for mine. dancing free with sand between my toes. and the sunshine in my hair. the sun so bright it couldn't possibly create a shadow. just me.

Lyn said...

Marti-
A beautiful comment!
What is it about dancing that seems to set us free?

Jeane said...

loved this - abandon!

Marti said...

its our soul exspressing through our body the body we were born with. the body that carries the soul..
even tho I can't dance worth a crap!

Lyn said...

Jeane-
Thank you so much...free!!


Marti-
The soul knows!

willow said...

Tasting a coke and licking a lemon...I love that.

It's a slow waltz for me today.

Lyn said...

Willow-
I'm into slow dancing now also...but days gone by??

Natalie said...

It's inherent. My tiny little baby bobs up and down to music that she likes ands "la,la,wa,wa" (sings). She is not able to walk yet,though she can dance! xx

Lyn said...

Natalie-
I do think you're right, it's hard wired into us..Oh, I bet the little one is too adorable.. Miss Twinkle Toes!

Deedee said...

dancing our cares away!

Lyn said...

Deedee-
Shall we? Step, turn, dip....

Raph G. Neckmann said...

We love to dance here at Necky Knoll House! And outside at our summer garden parties ...

Lyn said...

Raph-
I can just imagine how lovely your garden parties must be..swaying to the music, swaying in the breeze!

A Cuban In London said...

'my bare feet lifting in levitation
to Jumping Jack Flash'

There's an image to levitate over. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

A Cuban in London-
The older I get the more my feet are planted...but once in a while-
whoooosh!!! Thanks, London...

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