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primed to dance


"No performance is a perfect performance but some performances allow for the feeling of perfection. Achieving this moment of ecstasy easily validates all the pain and struggle of the art form by taking us (and possibly our audience) for a moment to a world beyond our own." - Wendy Whelan

primed to dance

rooted
skyscrper spire
steel and glass
lit like city lights

visceral
thoroughbred
musculature
tense

choreography:
obtainable
domination:
possible

insane energy
intractable
juices flowing
creatively

glossy profiles
underlining vignettes
forever opening
nights

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Written for:

The Gooseberry Garden
Poetry Picnic Week 23: New York Times Headline Topics

Also written for:

challenge – “possible”

Posted on:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Open Link Monday

Inspired by story: in   New York Times A Dancer Who Can Remember The Giants

Photo Credit:  Costin Radu from  theballetbag

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Days of Cohan


Yul Brynner poster face to face with George M. Cohan statue on Duffy Square

Days of Cohan

i)

on whom did cohan step
such that he
stands alone
in duffy square
for ever and all time

to stare at
the skinhead
egyptian/thai
fusion king
of vladavostok
jewess womb
rumanian gypsy
blood
etc etc etc

ii)

once upon a time
the snappy
pattering
gangster
sinner
got sent
on holiday
to a rigged up
derby race

give my regards to
yankee doodle youtube
when a hundred dancers
stood in their place
no smart phones
vibrating in their pockets
making their way home
on cunning alone
virtual love
nothing but reality
avoiding all 3D
graduating
from either the school
of song
or
the school
of dance

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Written and Posted:
Magpie Tales – Mag 99

Also posted on:

Where you were supposed to: Create a conversation between a person and his / her sub-ordinate about living in one’s shadow. I think this piece can be interpreted that way.

Photo Credit: image: Lee Friedlander, 1966.