December 9th, 2014

Shaman - Horse

Poem - A Smile On Our Face

I really enjoy writing poems with stanzas made up of lines with five beats each. This would lend itself to song lyrics with the right tune! In this form, here is "A Smile On Our Face", a poem about dance. This walks the reader through the cycle of a dance.


A Smile On Our Face
Poem for Day 077 – 20141209

Our eyes meet as one
from across the room
dance is in our heart
a smile on our face.

Hands reach to be met
feet step to heartbeat
tally not out of reach
together are we.

Surrender our goal
essence shared in step
entwine soft embrace
hearts match in cadence.

Music is ending
dance is completed
a final quick swirl
as I embrace you.

Parting is our task
only in body
forever we will dance
a smile on our face.

© 2014. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved
Shaman - Horse

Poem - Reluctant Smile

People have wondered why I don’t smile more when I dance. My show of appreciation is slow in appearing even when I am with people whose company I very much cherish. The poem “Reluctant Smile” reveals something of the struggle some dancers may have.


Reluctant Smile
Bonus Poem for Day 077 – 20141209

My face does not show
the feelings I have
as we are dancing
this moment is shared
melancholy thoughts
rejoicing spirit.

You touch me deep down
I wish I could show
my appreciation
instead the darkness
masks my happiness
here in your sweet arms.

Temporary shade
screen me from sadness
deep shadows retreat
from your bright presence
darkness is lessened
as I gaze at you.

I would be nowhere else
this moment with you
your embrace received
I need your soft touch
your most tender smile
balm to my deep wounds.

Do do please pardon
my reluctant smile
hidden by sadness
coaxed by your presence
in the end it is
revealed on my face.

© 2014. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved