Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Lesson - Poem by Diane Hine

A couple chance the perils of a dance
The music strains, a vapid underture,
Assuming, hesitant, required stance
they make a start, one late, one premature.
Eight limbs, set underall and overneath
in underbalance, tripping overfoot,
He ties his lace, she smooths her rumpled sheath
their steps are incoordinately put.
But underbearing knees, and understeps
her chasses to the left, his to the right,
Their understrung and aching quadriceps
deliver overstanding undernight.
To overcurrents, undercome by fun
‘for[e] dawn's ‘unruly sun' they dance as one.

Comments about Lesson by Diane Hine

  • (6/6/2012 8:36:00 AM)

    Nice to know they got it together by the time the sun came up. Sounds like a sentence in a plethora (well 8 actually) of flailing and folding loose limbs. Love a dance try tangle. Also reminded me of a spider dancing in front of a mirror. Yes, it does too happen. (Report) Reply

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  • Romeo Della Valle (6/3/2012 8:54:00 PM)

    Beautiful! A very well penned and poignant write Diane! 10+++ It is very impressive and I like it! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (6/2/2012 10:07:00 AM)

    Lets do the bugaloo! Malevolent in great need
    of dance instructor, peg legs and all you know.
    Very interesting poem, know you like to dance.
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  • Valerie Dohren (6/2/2012 5:40:00 AM)

    Great one Diane - been there! ! (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2012 8:08:00 PM)

    could just as easy be the story of encounter! great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 2, 2012

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