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Dancing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” Maya Angelou


The less used room full of stuff,
dry books and papers on a table,
curtains drawn even though it is
only afternoon and nowhere hot,
the sense that this room is always so
except for the chink where they meet.

There a shaft of piercing light
catches my eye, more for the
dancing dust on threads of sun
a nod to the surrender of life now
filling the scene before me, and I 
get to wondering, one day I too will
dance  on shafts of golden light.

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We Moved As One – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Dancing

Romance – Friday Foto Fun


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We Moved As One

Flat screens in the window showed some dance show,
and couples started to slow and ooh and ah a little,
your eyes twinkled as you hitched up your skirt,
then we set fire to the street,
and in that moment we moved as one.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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A few years back, on one of my other significant birthdays, we booked a favourite restaurant called the Little Moorish. Sadly it is no more. But on this night the owner had brought in a traditional belly dancer. Somehwere along the way I was asked to dance or stand with her as she dancered her way around me. Later in conversation we discovered that this dancer had begun belly dancing as a form of therapy, a way of recovering from a difficult past. For this woman, belly dancing was all about life itself, and it was a way of healing the past, engaging the present and preparing for the future. She danced really well. I noted that her style was very traditional, not the sort of westernised style we often see, which was refreshing. And she had found expression and self-confidence. For her, the therapy of dancing was transformative. I’ve never seen belly dance quite the same way again.



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