Alison Cassidy

Teaching Dance

Today was perfect...
allegro
Bach's oboe
ribbons dancing
oranges and lemons

vivace
feet flying
faces bubbling
eager arms outstretched

adagio
soft circle
candle dancing
supple bodies stretching

presto
in the air
donkey kicks
higher and higher

God I love doing this...

Poem Submitted: Monday, October 16, 2006
Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (4/10/2019 5:28:00 PM)

    Wonderful poetry for the dance.

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  • Max Reif (6/24/2007 11:11:00 PM)

    Your brief, colorful phrases create a picture of the whole thing, and take us there with you.
    And I love the way you break any pretense of a poet/reader barrier at the end!

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  • Stug Jordan (4/9/2007 6:00:00 PM)

    This is great. It has shape and movement all over it, and you’ve done adagio beautifully. S x

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  • David Dennis (11/18/2006 1:28:00 AM)

    What a great poem - so joyous. Thanks

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  • Patrick LadbrookePatrick Ladbrooke (10/24/2006 2:29:00 AM)

    So simple yet brilliantly effective. The words have it!

    Patrick xx

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  • Duncan Wyllie (10/20/2006 12:38:00 PM)

    This sounds wonderful, lifting the spirit and enabling the heart and mind to express emotion
    through the art of dance, just lovely
    Thankyou Alison for yet another great piece
    Love duncan XXX

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  • Nimal Dunuhinga (10/18/2006 6:12:00 AM)

    A piece of dancing and I realized teaching is a tiresome job as everybody cannot dance? Good luck to the dancing teacher!

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  • not on poemhunter anymore (10/17/2006 8:48:00 PM)

    a cleverly delightful poem, alison. i'm glad i spotted this.

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  • Jerry Hughes (10/16/2006 8:43:00 PM)

    Will you make room for me, and my motorised walking frame? Ta muchly...

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/16/2006 12:25:00 PM)

    You might love doing this, young lassie, but i'm s*** out of breath just readin' about it....lol! A physically inspiring slice of hope for the almost dead & buried...like me!
    Jack Lalane wouldn't have any AUSSIE blood in him, now would he? GREAT, INVENTIVE WORK, ALLIE! You are everso rapidly becoming PH's resident Diverse-a-VERSE QUEEN(a possible 1st Poetic Diva?) ''''''''''''''''FJR

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  • Original Unknown Girl (10/16/2006 9:23:00 AM)

    You can tell you love doing it Allie! Your dancing 'leaps' off the page! Fabulous! HG: -) xxx

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (10/16/2006 8:25:00 AM)

    The piece is as perfect as your day. You draw your reader into dancing. Staccato... and much more. Wonderful. t x

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