Friday, June 18, 2010

There is a Poetry to Dance

There is a Poetry to Dance
by Gideon Burton

There is a poetry to dance I sense
a poetry a dance of sounds of moves
toward the oh so subtle shuffled grooves
the flex of rhythmed muscle soft and dense
and fluid in its poetry its dance
of strutting utterance of tensions loosed
between among the partners as they boost
the breath the sweating mantras in this trance
this poetry this waltz of wonder bent
or bending sudden smooth dramatic harsh
defiant beating breaking blushing thin
to poetry's mute figuring what's spent
what's sparked what's laughing loose the scars
the chaos pausing pacing giving in.

Feel free to copy, imitate, remix, or redistribute this poem as long as you give proper acknowledgment of authorship. Photo: flickr - Eloy Ricardez Luna (adapted)


  1. I'm not used to reading poetry with no internal punctuation--at times the words seemed to provide it, at others it left it open for my interpretation. Very cool.