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Thomas Donnelly

(23rd October 1994)

Everything is Dancing


Everything is dancing. Behold,
The grasses bend and sway, enraptured
Within the embrace of the wind
While trees reach out their leafy arms
To hold the sky close to them
Lest she departs.

On quiet nights
See the waves dance with the shores
Whispering sweet nothings and
Giving gifts of pearls, a white necklace
With every kiss.

Even the planets twirl
In an eternal waltz, dressed in
Their rugged finery
As the stars attend, bejewelled
Guests at a celestial ball.

Look, on a bright day
The dust motes, dreamlike, spin
Intoxicated with sun-drunk slowness
Amidst lonely shafts of gold
To silent sonatas.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 04, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The beauty of the world is myriad, and within it a great romance can be seen with it's every aspect. The world dances, and I watch in awe, hoping to know that which it knows.

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  • Nika Mcguin (2/18/2014 12:51:00 PM)

    This is beautiful, I'm not much of a romantic but this still greatly appeals to me. Lovely write~ (Report) Reply

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