Sunday, December 12, 2010

DANCER/ Poetry Potluck #14

THIS WEEK, Poetry Potluck #14, offers the opportunity to indulge in Hobbies!  Passions!  Pastimes!  Entertainment!  Where do I fit in??  A bit of this and a bit of that....


DANCER

Show me
to a table,
don't pull
out the chair,
take the whiskey
glasses off,
and yank
the cloth aside.

Let me
take your hand
for a
boost up,
as I step upon
your knee,
see how
nimble
and refined
I am,
like the swan
in a
famous ballet.

I take flight,
I come to rest,
my crimson shoe
ready
to burn
a hole
on the spot.

Shine
the spotlight
here, boy,
don't miss
my modus operandi,
as I seize
a point in time
to do
my legendary dance.

Jazzy tap,
satin tango,
please
bring me
a sloe gin
fizz,
to sate this drought
within.

Toss a coin
if you wish
if you want
the show
to go on.

I'm the one
who dresses
in neon.
Travels
the world,
dances
on tables.


@copyright/all rights reserved/ 2010






40 comments:

hedgewitch said...

Lyn, really enjoyed this. It was lively and fun, just a bit snarky,and nicely reminiscent of both a time gone by and a universal type. I have a picture of the girl stepping casually on a knee with her crimson shoe, waiting for that hot spotlight to shake her stuff. Nice one.

Lyn said...

Hi hedgewitch-
Thank you so much..I guess a dancer will dance anywhere!!

Teresa said...

I love this! Those short lines remind me of a sprightly dance. What an adventurous character.

Morning said...

you truly made my day.
elegant piece on dancing.
stay upbeat and smiles.

A+

Windsmoke. said...

First of all i was in a old time theatre watching Swan Lake then transported to a smoky jazz club watching the same dancer dancing on the tables that was very vivid indeed.

booguloo said...

Different images came to mind but my favorite was the beat nick poet girl dressed as a Parisian, complete with beret and sunglasses. ..smiles..

giovannicucullo said...

A joy to read!
This poem dances burlesque and teases with roaring cocktails.

Dennis Go said...

This piece truly made me smile!

The only thing that matches the beauty of your dancing is your Poetry! :)

madamebutterfly said...

I can't see how to show throwing a coin in ...
great fun.

Flying Monkey said...

I share your love for dancing and really enjoyed you poem, especially the ending.

Lyn said...

Hi Teresa-
Thank you..I did sort of try to have a rhythm to this...tap tap tap!

Lyn said...

Hi Morning-
What a great thing to say...many thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
Glad that this put you in so many different settings..thank you so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi booguloo-
Seems as if you have your own poem going..that's really great..thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi giovanni...
So pleased that you liked this..thanks so much for your kind words!!

Lyn said...

Hi Dennis Go-
That's really nice of you...always happy to put a smile on someone's face!

Lyn said...

Hi madamebutterfly-
Just throw bills then..ha ha ..always glad to bring fun!!

Lyn said...

Hi Flying Monkey-
Dancing is endless..thanks for joining me !!

Gabriela Abalo said...

Brilliant dancing poem!!

Have a lovely week :)

loveNlight
Gabi

Gaston Studio said...

Dancing will put a smile on everyone's face. Great poem and I LOVE the new header!

abthomas said...

A totally enjoyable trip! As I read I had the image of Josephine Baker doing a flapper routine in my head - a great way to start off a Monday!

Derrick said...

Well, look at you! Busby Berkeley eat your heart out!

Lyn said...

Hi Gabriela-
Thanks for the lovely thoughts! And a good week to you too..

Lyn said...

Hi Jane (Gaston)-
Thanks about the header, and dancing..never stop!

Lyn said...

Hi abthomas-
Definitely Josephine Baker...good connection! Thanks so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Busby Berkeley, absolutely! Imagine fitting in there...wow..thank you, Derrick!

DeLi said...

priceless photo...so classy

Lyn said...

Hi DeLi-
Can't take credit for the photo..I love it too..thanks!

William A. Sigler said...

This one stirs my heart. I love the desperation below the surface. You are not only a gifted poet, you are a subtle delineater of character.

Lyn said...

Hi William-
You talking to me?...wow..Thoroughly flattered by your words..the dancer..I guess she'll keep going!!

Wayne Pitchko said...

wonderful...wondrous poem Lyn...Im home by myself listning to some Cuban music...and ready to Salsa....thanks for the words

Lyn said...

Hi Wayne-
Thank you..dance away! Kick up those heels!

Shashi said...

I enjoyed this Lyn very much.. thanks for sharing..


ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

Lyn said...

Hi Shashi-
Always happy to welcome you...thanks...
Om Namah Shivaya

budh.aaah said...

Interesting read Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi budh.aaah-
So happy you enjoyed this...thanks !!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/the-celebrate-blogger-of-2010-awards-nomination-announcement/

welcome voting,
you are nominated, you win one vote,
if you join us and vote for others, you win another vote, then you win at least a honorable mention award.

Good Luck!
Happy Wednesday!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
I will definitely try to nominate someone..the thing with me is, I never can get contests straight in my mind! So....

Kavita said...

Loved your wordplay here, Lyn!! Absolutely lovely!! And the pace of this poem.. WOW!! Felt like dancing myself!! Gee.. I LOVE DANCING!! The best form of workout EVER!!!

I can totally empathize with you, my friend.. just gimme place enough to land my feet, and I will begin to dance :))
Enjoyed this lovely poem like crazy!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Kavita-
Thank you so much! I get the feeling that you like dancing!!

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