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Javanese Dancers

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Twitched strings, the clang of metal, beaten drums,
Dull, shrill, continuous, disquieting:
And now the stealthy dancer comes
Undulantly with cat-like steps that cling;

Smiling between her painted lids a smile,
Motionless, unintelligible, she twines
Her fingers into mazy lines,
The scarves across her fingers twine the while.
One, two, three, four glide forth, and, to and fro,
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Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: dance
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COMMENTS
Chinedu Dike 01 January 2015
A nice and well written poem. Thanks for sharing.
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