Phyllis I. Behrens

(Arlington, Texas)

Beginnings: 1960-1980: Applause - Poem by Phyllis I. Behrens

a poem
coming on
dancing on
down pages
of words
by caroling letter
until it twirls into
your arms and bursts
between your eyes into
a hymn of recognition.
for your heartbeat
is the tempo
throbbing softly
from word to word
and your furrowed brow,
the cadenza
marking stanza from stanza;
and you cannot be the audience
for you are the orchestra
and you are the chorus
and you are the dancer
and i am writing your applause.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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