In an erotic dream I see
A shapely girl dance close to me.
As sensuous slow music plays,
Her slender, lithesome body sways
Like lover lost in extercy,
Delightful in a thousand ways
Dancing with slow rhythmic motion,
Like one performing her devotions
In temple of the love goddess
By subtle move and bold caress
The dancing like the tidal ocean;
With seductive swing of full hips
She takes up wine glass and sips
Then with an imperious whirl
And toss of hair, that dancing girl
Blows breathless kiss from rose-red lips;
Hair a riot of raven curls!
The tempo of the music grows
The dancing girl she spins and throws
Her vestment off with artful flair...
But oh, what's this? - oh grim despair...
Awakening brings the dream to close;
The dancing girl becomes thin air!