Rani Turton

Dance The Slow Music, The Sandstorm Swirls

The sandstorm swirls, pebbles and sand
Hitting dour walls
Dance, dance the slow music
Elements appeasing music
Music appeasing elements

Pulse and body and sand
The music is one with the sand that whirls
Hide, hide the face that burns
Close, close the eyes that burn
Because of the storm in the city
No more passion, no more pity
There were mirages with shimmering paths
There were trodden truths and treacherous theories
And home's horizons far, far away.

Dance the slow music
Cease the howling wind, the phantoms
Of the sand that can speak with strange gifts
The old man on his rope-bed with bleary eyes
Remembers and speaks

Of old forgotten things; some people listen
Waiting for the wind to fall

Sand will, leaves will fall, trees that bend
Life stands still, dance the slow music, the sandstorm swirls
Wait and heed nature's call.

Copyright: Rani Turton

Submitted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Edited: Monday, May 04, 2009

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Comments about this poem (Dance The Slow Music, The Sandstorm Swirls by Rani Turton )

  • Rookie Ron Flowers (4/19/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    I love the flow of this, I love the musical quality, truly a pleasure to read.

    Ron (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Fiona Davidson (4/16/2009 5:26:00 AM)

    Brilliant write Rani...just flows from start to finish...10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Wojja Fink (4/16/2009 5:00:00 AM)

    What awonderful title and poem....oh.the joy of finding a new poet.....John (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mel Vincent Basconcillo (4/15/2009 5:27:00 AM)

    what can i say? .. this is a work of ARt! 10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Fay Slimm (4/14/2009 1:54:00 PM)

    Beautifully constructed and very informative - this piece is a pleasure to read.... tank you Rani... and top marks from Fay... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/14/2009 5:54:00 AM)

    The sandstorm swirls, pebbles and sand
    Hitting dour walls
    Dance, dance the slow music
    Elements appeasing music
    Music appeasing elements.......................Wonderful lines..............written from the spirit that is feeling divine joy............10+++.......... (Report) Reply

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