Thursday, August 17, 2017


I only dance
with other girls -
suns with coronas
of swirling skirts

or younger men -
moon blind
and easily eclipsed.

My dance
is a bellied beast,
a planet
panting drums.

I dance
till I'm slick with stars
and here gives way
to there.

For Susie's prompt at Real Toads


Carrie Van Horn said...

"My dance is a bellied beast"....that sounds fiercly amazing! Love this Mama Zen!


What a fantastic dancing poem.

Love these:
"suns with coronas
of swirling skirts"
"My dance
is a bellied beast"

Stevie Nicks is so good.

brudberg said...

So no chance for an older gent then :-)

Love the wildness of this... the video is perfect.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, I so love the beauty, the vibrancy, the freedom in your poem. I adore the whole thing, but that ending..Wow! Thanks so much for writing for the prompt!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning and so alive. Just what a dance should be.

kaykuala said...

I dance
till I'm slick with stars
and here gives way
to there

A dance can lead one to lots of joy and good feelings!


Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "my dance is a bellied beast."

Old Egg said...

How well this describes the feeling of dance when you spin around in a separate orbit of your own, your our little world. Beautiful!

Margaret said...

How is it that your poetry always thrills me. You are a never ending source of imagination. And inspiration.

Kim Russell said...

Oh I love this, Mama Zen! Especially the
'suns with coronas
of swirling skirts'
'My dance
is a bellied beast,
a planet'.

Anonymous said...

Simply delicious.

Sara McNulty said...

Love this! Especially, 'I dance til I'm slick with stars'. Such a unique passionate image.

Fireblossom said...

I love "moonblind" and I love Stevie, but dancing like no one is watching maybe shouldn't apply to people on stage.

angieinspired said...

uh, may i have this dance? :D Wish i'd written this

gillena cox said...

The music video his frenzied. What a dancer. Poem resonates

Much love...

grapeling said...

this is fantastic ~