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Poem - Free to Fly

The poem “Free to Fly” is about the other-worldly experience of dancing. Physical limitations and tiredness seem to be put aside. The end result is a magic that only dancers experience.

Free to Fly

Free to fly for a short time
beyond the limits that life contrives
when both the body and the mind
elevate into the sky

gravity asked to step aside
no longer master of mortal ones
now the attraction to the ground
has been removed by the chords

to leave the bounds of the earth
even for the briefest jaunt
allows ecstasy in the feet
their journeys measured by the beat

when the dancing is applied
the soaring brings only smiles
with conviction of eternal bliss
at least until the notes relent

the price may come afterward
bring the crowd down to earth
because the gods will demand
nothing less as consequence

but in the now, the air is home
atmosphere to fill the heart
lift all up to prance again
denying gravity for that chance.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20190326.
Tags: dance, poem

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