Hazel Durham

The Last Dance - Poem by Hazel Durham

Holding our frail bodies now, on this short, straight trail,
Between the sunset, then the darkness,
Will crawl and fall,
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

An elderly couple still so much in love nearing the end of their lives. This is fictional.

Comments about The Last Dance by Hazel Durham

  • Stuart Munro (3/28/2017 3:16:00 PM)

    I'm living in aged zone, so I appreciate this poem, I have always observed people, and when I was young thought
    Looking at old people, I'd never get there, but now I have arrived it's been a gradual process. I'm not frightened by my change of appearance, your mind adjusts...and to the slowing up, sometimes thinking of future trauma, but then enjoying the release of not having to prove yourself in the dog eat dog world
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  • Susan Williams (4/23/2016 1:24:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this loving homage to the elderly. Romance lives on in their souls and they'll take it into eternity with them. Very good write and a lovely heart beats in this poem (Report) Reply

  • Martina Moriarty Mc Carthy (2/26/2016 2:15:00 PM)

    Truly Beautiful loved reading xxx (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (3/21/2015 3:05:00 PM)

    Music makes our romance the eternal dance,
    Moves on the ballroom floor slow but graceful,
    Like swans on a ripple free lake,
    Reflecting an elderly couple that never neglected
    Their spirits, still so supple,
    All part of a love that God must have helped,
    From the heavens above.
    A great write...............10
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  • (3/1/2014 3:10:00 PM)

    great dancer poem a near picture of I...retired ex comp dancher met in a ballroom and still go dancing 3 times a week loved reading it...the main thing it has done for us is we are extremely fit with legs like coilo springs with no last dance in sight...regards (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/18/2013 10:12:00 AM)

    dance within dancing with whole world nice one (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/9/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    Music makes our romance the eternal dance,
    Moves on the ballroom floor slow but graceful,
    Like swans on a ripple free lake,

    These lines are lovely Hazel! ! I am happy I could locate this site! The example of that elderly couple who are still supple who recieved love and grace from above is so very inspirational. Even the last dance can be graceful! !
    Top marks!
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  • David Wood (4/6/2013 8:17:00 AM)

    A lovely poem. I lost my wife 12 months ago and she is alive in my poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (4/2/2013 10:12:00 AM)

    a long beautiful piece of writing, brightened with the fire of emotions..it is embellished with lovely metaphors and similes like 'swans on the ripple free water' adding beauty to the poem.
    With our souls soaring with the rhythm of living,
    The art we learnt, cherished, is the beauty of giving, ...beautiful lines
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  • Valerie Dohren (3/25/2013 6:43:00 AM)

    Have been locked out of PH all weekend, hence the delay in commenting Hazel. A really lovely write, very inspired with some beautiful lines - enjoyed reading very much. (Report) Reply

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