The Dance

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old haiku poet
thinks herself an amateur
yet the dragons dance
 
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On a moonless night
she prefers to dance alone
down a nameless street.
 
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Daughter of the moon,
in a courtyard filled with smoke
you dance with angels.
 
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Sunflower Maiden,
why are you so reluctant
to dance in winter?
 
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singers and dancers
shaking their timbrels and hips—
O holy rhythm!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
What are the chances
that someone dancing at noon
could number the stars?

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Time Glass: “Dance”

Posted on January 13, 2015, in 5-7-5, Carpe Diem and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Great set. I like the third one most. 🙂

  2. These are all wonderful. I love your various takes on dance!

  3. Wonderful series, MMT. I felt my heart dancing with your words.

  4. Fun. Number 4 is where we are at – at the moment.
    The dancing occurs often when we least expect to when slip sliding on ice. 🙂

  5. Wow! each verse makes me pause…the second one truly speaks to me.

  6. WOW! MMT what a wonderful dancing series of haiku … really awesome …

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