The Eternal Dance

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Nov 11, 2016

I came upon a ghoulish sight
Two spirits dancing in the night
Twirling they were with ethereal grace
An deathly pallor upon their face.

The moon was entranced by what she saw
Shedding her light on the vision below
Trees swayed to their own gentle rhythm
A backdrop to a scene macabre.

In the distance a lonely bird trills
In accord to the sighing of the winds
Mists rise in diaphanous swirls
Mimicking the pirouettes and twirls.

Perhaps Nureyev and dame Fonteyn
Escaped from the confines of the grave
Had come to dance a Pas de deux
As love for ballet they try to renew.

They floated away to the cemetery
Where spirits dance for eternity.


Tags: rhyme, scary, dark, imagery, weird,

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Paddy Clegg commented:
Good imagery. Nice use of English. What's not to like?
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Paddy, much appreciated.
Rakel duca commented:
Lovely , good wording makes good reading
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thanks for your kind words Rakel.
Martyn Grindrod commented:
Excellent vocabulary . Enjoyed ☺
Geoffrey Brewer commented:
Beautiful haunting images.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Martyn and Geoffrey, too kind.
Patrick Lean commented:
Well written, good use of words.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you very much Patrick.
Piya Paul Mudgal commented:
Rhythm at its best.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you very much Piya Paul.
Arch Angel commented:
This is weirldy amazing! And creates scary images too. This is genius.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Arch Angel for your encouraging words.
Christopher Russon commented:
A really well written poem I agree with all comments very good wording Cecilia.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you for your support Christopher, too kind.
Maria Williams commented:
Putting Nureyev and Fonteyn in, sheer genius. I loved it.
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented:
Lovely imagination Cecilia........
Cecilia Crasto commented on Oct 12, 2017 at 6:25am
Thank you Maria and Frank for your kind comments, I appreciate it.


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