The Dance

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I danced beneath the bloodless moon,
mesmerized by midnight's bloom.
Clothed in Eden's splendid dress,
sporting none but flowered tress.

I danced beneath a silent sky
to ceremonially untie
bonds that held my heart in chain,
breaking free in starlight's wain.

I danced to music never heard,
a melody of unsung bird...
My tear drops fell into the night,
I cried for joy at freedom's sight.

I raised my hands to Heaven's Gate
Ecstatic now to claim my Fate...
In the embrace of darkness fair
I honored all that brought me there.

I danced like I had never danced.
With graceful step, I swayed and pranced
in ballet of fluid show,
I twirled about in heart rondeau.

I danced to joy I'd never felt
and as I danced, the chains did melt.
Time then vanished, as did age,
for in my hand, a brand new page.

I danced beneath the bloodless moon
until the flush of morning bloom...
my heart and soul had taken wing,
my spirit given voice to sing.

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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Very beautiful!!! :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Elizabeth! I am thrilled you like it!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Beautiful as always. It makes me think of the poem, dance like no one is watching..

I love the dance.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

FaithDream, I remember that saying, dance like no one is watching, and that is how I envisioned this dance, a very private celebration.Thanks for the read and great comment!


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epigramman 5 years ago

..and what a poetic dance this is .....and always remember be free .... and write freely .... it's the great ones who can do this on a regular basis - and you are one, in particular, who does it - on a regular basis - and the quality - and the wonder - is always there - and that's a special talent - that you have!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

as you, my Epigramman! Thank you and hugs!


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

A very beautiful flowing stream of unbound freedom.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

mckbirdbks, thank you, kindly!


janbee 5 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!Love it!


arb 5 years ago

A spirit given voice to sing, words that dance in poem that she brings.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Brilliant !!!Thanks for sharing and take care

Eiddwen.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

janbee, thank you, as always! 1000 thanks!

arb, a sweet comment! Thank you!

Eiddwen, thanks so much! I do appreciate your visit and great comment!


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Beautiful. Thank you.


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SheZoe 5 years ago from Idaho, USA

wow! this was breathtaking


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Spirit Whisperer, thank you!

SheZoe, thanks! I so appreciate your read and comment!


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samiaali 5 years ago

Very beautiful tnderhrt23! :)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Beautiful!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

samiaali, Thank you, Kind Lady!

WillStarr, muchas gracias!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

You had me at "bloodless moon". Rhyming seems to galvanize your poetry and gives you the framework within which to operate. It definitely works well for you.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Doug, "bloodless moon" got me too. The initial inspiration involved a blood moon...but bloodless seemed to fit better for it would be pale, ethereal, white but misty...I don't know...lol...this was in interesting poem in that the first verse came when I was running late to pick someone up, and was written while trying to drive!!! It was written at stop lights!!! how funny is that!!!anyways...that was way more than you asked for, I'm sure! Thanks for your read, as always, and your just over the top comments! You keep me writing, my friend! Hugs!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Beautiful! :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

barbergirl, thank you!


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Emily40 5 years ago

Very lovely poem..*cheers*


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Emily! and *Cheers* back atcha!


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Bilalnr 5 years ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

Beautiful Hub tnderhrt23!!!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Bilalnr, thanks ~ blessings!


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ltfawkes 5 years ago from NE Ohio

I especially like:

I danced beneath a silent sky

to ceremonially untie

bonds that held my heart in chain,

breaking free in starlight's wain.

You describe perfectly the freedom and exhilaration of dancing. Very nice.

L.T.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

ltfawkes, thank you for your awesome comment.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

awe inspiring, this was a beautiful ...thankyou


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

nighthag, thank YOU!


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well I must return to the 'dance' - and ask you for another!!!!!!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

And I, of course, will accept!


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- Beautiful writing. It lifted my heart with warmth and joyful thoughts. -Paul

ps- I know I am soooo far behind in my reading, but I will visit all the hubs hun. -Paul

(I think you have a typo in the 1st lone 3rd stanza from the ned though hun)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Good eye, Paul! Your thinker is working well! Thank you!...always a pleasure to see you!


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ahorseback 5 years ago

This is great stuff my dear! Be well.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, ahorseback!


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wearenotthesame00 5 years ago from My Own Fantasy World...

Extravagantly beautiful.. (:


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

wearenotthesame00, Wow! I am flattered and humbled! Thank you!

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