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Dance While We Can (poem)

Updated on June 7, 2015

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What will we say of a life like a song

It kisses the breeze to welcome its day

In tones to tempt flowers as it sweeps along

We’ll dance while we can an echo might say


It twinkles through hearts of birds in the trees

Who teach it to clouds which chance to pass by

Which write across skies such moments as these

To dance while we can comes heaven’s reply


The silence of night may add clarity

To tones of the past that then seem so near

And timelessness claims a sweet melody

So dance while we can while song is still here


What will we say of song from life’s stream

That dance that we had was only a dream

The Last Waltz


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    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      There's nothing i enjoy more than dancing. Dance while you can. I love that..

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I like the way you think!

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Wonderful poetry.....thank you. Yes, to dance while you can or stand and look at the ocean while you can, to be with family & friends we love while we can, and above all else, to do the things that God has orchestrated for us to do, to be in His perfect Will. God's blessings to you, mhatter!...Helen

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      I go with shinningirish, dream or not, lets dance while we can, life is too short to stand and watch. lovely poem

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Loved the poem and the video too :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. And the band played on....

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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      Awesome, I enjoyed a lot.

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      Farhat 5 years ago from Delhi

      Lovely poem Mhatter99..... and its true-

      Life is a song to be sung in tune,

      with low, high notes of woes & fortune,

      step of efforts rhythms with the song

      and the life thus dance to move on & on !

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      great poetry...loved it :)

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Festive delightful poem and I love the music video.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      so beautiful... I love it.. great poetry..

      voted up


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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      ahhhhh- dream or not - dance while you can!

      voting up my friend.