Dance for me... A Poem

 

Dance for me, sweet maid

Your steps entrancing

Your arms open wide as you spin through my glade

The smile that curls your lips bewitching

 

Dance for me, before your illusion fades

Like the flowers in your hair

Your sparkling eyes a green jade

Carefree, unknowing of my stare

 

Dance for me, as my prison you invade

Your laughter sweetness rare

Watching you I am monster unmade

Caught by your dance, held strong in your snare


Dance for me, oh maiden fair

As you twirl and spin

Your very essence filling my air

The sun kissing your glowing skin


Dance for me, and light my despair

Your soul full of light untouched by sin

As you unknowingly beauty share

Reminding me of things gone and been


So dance for me, sweet maid

You leave my senses awake and reeling

As your merry steps leave my glade

Seared always in my mind, but not mine for the taking


© K.A.E Grove



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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

That was such a beautiful, uplifting read, thank you!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Love this Beautiful poetry. It is so magical, uplifting and fun to read. I really like the picture of the fair-maiden too:)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Enchanting write, nighthag! Nice job with this! I really love your choice of picture, too! Voted up!


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Awesome work and the photograph so illustrative and alluring.


Genna East 5 years ago

Captivating and stunning poem that enriches the heart. “Reminding me of things gone and been…” I love your use of imagery throughout this delightful read.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You cast a spell from the very first line and lead us on a fantasy.


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Wrath Warbone 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Very fine. Definetly exciting.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

So beautiful!! I saw some darkness here, am i wrong? Maybe i'm just expecting it. Whether it's dark or light, you always manage to lead the reader into a fantasy. Enjoyed.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Absolutely divine, nighthag.

I love these piece. Brilliant.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Awesome...


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Shalini Kagal

I am so very glad that you liked it :)

Minnetonka Twin

thank you, its a lot lighter than my normal writings so I am thrilled that you liked it. The picture was sent to me from a friend as a random writing prompt

tnderhrt23

thank you so much! coming from a poet I admire so much that means a lot :) The picture is beautiful, I really wanted to do it some justice with this poem so I am so so glad that you liked it


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Fiddleman

Thanks! The picture was used as the inspiration for this poem so its a thrill to feel that I got it right, thanks for the visit and comment

Genna East

wow, thank you so very much! Its always a pleasure to have others enjoy my writing as much as I do, thank you

mckbirdbks

simply thrilled that you enjoyed it,


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Wrath Warbone

always a pleasure to have you visit :) I am glad you liked this one too

always exploring

:) its a real pleasure to have you here again, and yes there is a darker undertone to this one, The watcher is not as harmless as one might first think. I am so very glad that you enjoyed the read, thanks :)


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

QudsiaP1

Divine is a great compliment thank you so very much!

A.A. Zavala

Thanks heaps!!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well done! Beautiful, impressive work.


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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Fine job! I really enjoyed this !Voted up/awesome


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Beautiful , sensual ,overflowing with a soft passion , amazing write! thank you for sharing the read:)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Shewwww, I didn't think he'd let her get away! In my head I was thinking, "you best not stop dancing girl!"


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

WillStarr

wow coming from a writer such as yourself that is a Huge compliment thanks so much :)

MysteriousOne

thanks for the votes up! I am simply thrilled that you like my writing

jami l. pereira

I am so pleased that you liked this, I sat on it for the longest time before posting it, so to have it described as sensual is a real compliment thank you

Randy Behavior

:) I have to admit I did toy around with the idea of her being captured by the "dark" but it feels more right this way

I am again so happy to have you visit, thanks for the support


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samiaali 5 years ago

Very beautiful nighthag! :)


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Oh so beautiful and completely enchanting. Voting up and pressing your buttons as always.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

samiaali

Thank you:)

acaetnna

I am so glad that you liked it, Thanks so very much


shygirl2 5 years ago

Very well done! : ) Beautiful lines of poetry.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Dance for me, and light my despair

Your soul full of light untouched by sin

As you unknowingly beauty share

Reminding me of things gone and been

Ahh... these lines are absolutely gorgeous as is your poem. voted up!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

shygirl2

thank you so very much :)

Docmo

those lines are some of my favorites from this poem so I am thrilled that you liked it :)Thank you


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

nighthag – this is a well-written, very romantic and heart-touching poem. But my oh my, allowing the object of one’s desire(s) to bewitch us, knowing s/he is not ours for the taking, is self-torturing in the highest degree. We are so-so-so vulnerable while our senses are awake and reeling...


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

so very true, a sweet torture lies in wanting what we know we can never have, yet it can at times be so hard to resist what we know is beyond our reach. thank you so very much for raking the time to read this, I am thrilled that you liked it :)


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

It reminded me of a scene in Pocahontas. Very beautiful but the idea that something sinister is also going on eluded me. I suppose we see what we are familiar with and can only recognise what we ourselves have experienced. Anyway I loved the poem.


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Clairepeek 5 years ago

Absolutely mesmerizing! This was a magical read and not only could I see your illustration moving - not knowing if the picture was the illustration of the words, or the opposite - I could see a yarn of crystal clear water dancing around your words.

Beautiful! Thank you.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Spirit Whisperer

SO nice to see you here again :)

one of the things that I love about poetry is how it is often open to so many different interpretations, with many meanings being able to fit into less then two hundred words. I am of course thrilled that you liked this, thank you for the visit

Clairepeek

wow, there is no better compliment then to hear that my work came alive for you... thank you so very much!


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Sarah Shepherd 5 years ago from San Diego, California

Beautiful!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

thanks sarah, I am glad that you liked it :)


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I was that man watching as my maiden danced for me, it uplifted my soul and then she faded away in my dreams and I awoke dismayed. Aw the dance, it leaves us swirling and lingers with us for awhile until we visit our dreamworld once more. Lovely poem, I enjoyed this scribe, Bravo. Awesome.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....I will always dance for you ...and keep dancing too until my poor heart wears out ....and then you will bring me back to life ....with words like these and writing like your's ......I always go away from your hallowed hubspace .... inspired and 'pumped' .......


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

saddlerider1

wow, I am so glad that you liked this so much, thank you for a beautiful comment you always know how to put a smile on my face :)

Epigramman

thank you dear sir, as always your comment brightened my day and made me blush, its a great compliment to have one such as yourself think of my writing with such high esteem. thank you!!!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

My senses are reeling. If I may digress for a moment: I've been reading hubs for too long at it's getting late and everything is starting to blur together. I was halfway through this poem and was enthralled by how light and confident the verses were -- I had to double-check who wrote it. "Ah" I thought "Nighthag, not surprising." You have the imagination and experience to drop something this smooth and elegant.

Always a fan. Peace.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you liked it, your very complimenting comment has come at the "right" time as I am re evaluating whether or not to keep writing, so with a very humble thank you for your words of encouragement I will not give it up just yet. Thank you Doug

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