Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,611 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Up & Down (Rev) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

I spill coffee every time I take sip while swaying,
how can one not join the dance when listening
to the Nutcracker Suite, who can withstand the
charm of extending arms and toes in graceful
bows while moving to and fro

To express the music in physical lines leaving
sparkling designs and phantom motions like
faint explosions in the air - just to start turning
circles along with the Waltz of the Flowers so
eloquently expressed in Walt Disney’s

Fantasia changing music on a flat screen to
holographic images; bending knees, head
bobbing up & down with the Trépak Russian
dance, turning with the Chinese mushrooms;
a never-ending music with my iPod

On replay, the dance is heaven experienced
on earth inspiring me to lose sight of my end-
less tables to contemplate Infinity instead...

Topic(s) of this poem: joy, music

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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