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Rictameter poetry, The dance.

Updated on January 14, 2012
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

Smiling

Face all aglow

Grasp the splendor of love

Feel the sweet warmth of tenderness

Dancing in perfect rhythmic harmony

Gliding smoothly across the floor

Twirling, hand held lightly

Bodies entwined

Smiling


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Integrity, I knew it was you before i scrolled down..HaHa..You've been busy reading my old hubs. I appreciate you. Your comments make me smile..AY!

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      IntegrityYes 

      6 years ago

      That is wonderful,Ruby. It is another powerful one too. I voted way up!. AY!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello again and thank you..Dance the night away..Have a good time..Cheers my friend.

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      Ov Overo 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      smiles.. dance on dance all...

      Have a great day

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Capedium. I see i have found someone who likes to dance as much as i do. The feeling of gliding across the floor in the arms of the person you love, is magical. So happy to see you again. Thank you for a wonderful comment..Cheers and dance on my friend..

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      Ov Overo 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      And that's exactly the joy dancing brings..

      Each step a smile

      Each turn a surprise

      Every move a joy

      And each stare a message to the heart..

      It's moment is priceless

      Dancing, what can I say.. It's magical..

      How amazing how our sorrow quickly rows away as we dance.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha Epi, So good to see you at Ruby's place. The lights are flashing, the jukebox is playing our song, ( Ruby Dear ) The wine is in the cooler..Thank you my friend..Warm Wishes backatcha..

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ...every dance I want to dance with you dear Ruby when I arrive at the best dancehall in Hubtown along with my right hand man George Jones who aims to steal you away from me the first moment I leave your side and go to the lavatory - lol

      sending you warm wishes and good energy to you from lake erie time ontario canada 7:49pm

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello WannaB Writer, I'm thrilled that this brought back memories, thank you so much for telling me. I'm smiling..Cheers

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      This brought back many memories. How well you described what dancing was to me.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha, California, Where it's warm..It's so cold here.Have fun and enjoy the day..Cheers

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      KDee411 

      6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      Pleasanton, Ca. Not far from SF

      kay

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Senoritta, Happy you liked the flow of the piece. I liked the picture too..Thank you my friend

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Kay, I too, wish we lived closer, you sound like my kind of people..Thank you for words of encouragement. Where is P-Town..Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Molometer, So nice to see you..Thank you for gracious words...Cheers

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful rictameter. the flow was so natural, and the picture of the couple dancing is fabulous.

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      KDee411 

      6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      Ruby you know I love your poems, and your commets are as so good. Your a hoot girl. Please let me know what you think? god girl, I wish you lived in P-Town.

      Kay

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Such a neat poem. You are as graceful as your rhyme.

      Well done.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, Thank you..Dancing, Is so much fun..I'm glad you were tapping your feet..YEA..

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Beautiful Ruby.

      My feet were tapping on the floor as I was reading :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Flora, This is my first too. Do you see the written outline above? Try it..I think you will enjoy..Thank's for coming by..Cheers

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      6 years ago

      I have never tried writing rickameter poetry before. this flows beautifully.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eddy..Thank you for coming by..Cheers My Friend

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      So very beautiful Ruby and here's to so many more to share.

      Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

      Eddy.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Bobbi, Happy to see you..Miss you on Hubpages...Glad you loked this one..Cheers My Friend

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Raciniwa, I liked this song too..I'd never heard it by Bonnie and Norah..Thank you..Cheers....

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nell, This is new to me too, kinda difficult keeping the syllables straight, but it was fun..Glad you liked it..Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello drbj, I meant the top concept for you..I had already replied to Cardisa..I need to get some sun..Send your pilot!!!!!!!!!

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      BobbiRant 

      6 years ago from New York

      Not familiar with this style of poetry, but I have to say "I like this one!" Great poem.

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, i love the song that goes with this dance poem...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lesley, Thank you..I'm so glad you like this style of poetry..Just spreading my wings a bit..Cheers My Friend..

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      This was lovely Ruby, and very clever! I only heard about this type of poem once before, but its great! rated up! cheers nell

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna, I'm thrilled..Thank you. Shimmering Dawn explained the technique for this type of poetry..It's all about counting syllables..I had a blast writing it..Cheers my friend...

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Ruby, my dear, you really done did it this time.

      The perfect video and the perfect Rictameter rhyme.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Fabulous ruby, I felt I was gliding around the floor, I do like this style of poetry and you do it so well!

      Voted up.

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      Genna East 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I really like this style, and the wonderful way you enhance it. The dance and the music begin with the word, smiling, and end on the same "note." Perfect! Hugs. :-)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Cardisa, Glad you liked this style..This was my first..I enjoyed doing it..Thank you..Cheers...

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      This is a new style for me. I love it, the imagery was great too.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan..I expect to see one from you soon..There's something about trying different genres of poetry, and you have the bug too.HaHa..Maybe your husband needs a tutor..I had a friend who said he didn't like to dance, the reason was he really felt awkward, after learning, he loved it...Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Kay, The singers are Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones..I love the song too. You mentioned Tina, she's one of my all time favorites. You said you had lost some of your spark, you can get it back..Go dancing..I love to dance..Sometimes i dance in my kitchen..My Mother told me that i came out dancing..lol Thank's for the cheerful chat...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ricky, Thank you so much..Your comments are always so kind..Happy you enjoyed...Cheers..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey, My your comment makes me smile..I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it..Age is just a capsule of time,let's go dancing!! Thank you my friend

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar., Thank you. I'm happy you liked this..This is my first rictameter, a little harder to do but i had fun. I had never heard this song by Bonnie and Norah together..Glad you liked it..Cheers..

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I really like this style of poetry. I'll have to try a rictameter. I wish my husband liked dancing. Enjoyed the flow of your poem. Excellent!

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      KDee411 

      6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      It makes me cry Ruby. Who is that singing, she's very good.

      You get some good voices on yor hubs and your words are beautiful.

      The Tina Tucker one looks so much like I did at one time, acted like her as well, I had spark!

      I've kind of lost a bit of it. I think the hub puts people on the right tract.

      Kay

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful. Everything in perfect unison AE. Great poem. Hope all is great and speaking of great, I hope you have a great day. Take care.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Ruby - How very lovely this is. You just keep getting better and better! And I just keep getting hungrier and hungrier for your delectable hubs. Your poetry makes me feel young again. Thank you. Voted UP!

      vocalcoach~

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Ruby,

      Seamless, flowing and lovely in every way ... just like a beautiful dance. Voted UP & AB.

      Have never heard but LOVE the combination of Norah and Bonnie with this perfectly selected song.

      Have a peaceful evening. Hugs, mar.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Writer..Thank you for your faithfulness in following my work..I appreciate you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello acaetnna, It's always so good to see your smiling face..Thank you for kind words..Cheers My Friend

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sky, This was the most difficult poetry to do, only so many syllables per line, but i enjoyed it very much..Thank you for coming...Best Wishes

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Debbie, You're never too old to dance. I went to a dance on a casino boat not long ago and met a couple, the man was 90 years old and was having so much fun, and he was a very good dancer..Thank you..Best Wishes

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rosemary, I'm finding that we like a lot of the same music and of course poetry..Thank you so much..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Benny Faye, Really good to see you, and i have missed you too..Thank you..Best Wishes.....Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ben, Good to see you..Glad you liked the timing and pattern..Thank you for reading...Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mck, There's noyhing i like better than playing the jukebox in your little cafe..Are you getting ready to expand? We need a larger dance floor..Just ask'n..Thank's my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Dear Prasetio, So happy to see you..Thank you..Best Wishes...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Annette, Ahhh, Dancing..I love it. Thank you..I love your comment...Best Wishes

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sophie, My first Rictameter poetry and i did have fun..Thank you..Best Wishes..

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Beautiful poem.voted up and awesome

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      acaetnna 

      6 years ago from Guildford

      Beautiful, simply beautiful as always.

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      Sky9106 

      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Beautiful and smiling. Great work "AE" and there I see again your true colors are shining brightly all around in your poetry.

      Bless.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow love the video and the dancing poem.. awesome.. I use to dance like this in my younger days.. lol.. wonderful..I voted way up.

      debbie

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Lovely poem Ruby and I like Norah Jones, and the one you chose fits perfectly

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Ruby, for a nicely done poem. God bless you. creativeone59

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      BenWritings 

      6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      very nice. I like the timing and pattern

      :]

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This is why I let you pick the songs in the jukebox. It makes you think of warm beaches and the dance floor. Good morning Always.

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Well done and I really love this poem, Ruby. Thanks for share with us. Rated up!

      Prasetio

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      Annette Donaldson 

      6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Ahhh Ruby, your sensuality is uncovered here for all to see. Lovely words and beautiful visions of the dance and of love. Voted up, A&B xx

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      Sophie 

      6 years ago from From the land of wonders

      Beautiful!! Picture perfect! Have fun!!

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