Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dance with me


Dance with me-
all night long
to the music
of flowing rivers

I don't want to listen
to the same old
sad, sad love songs

Dance with me-
on open fields
in the shade
of bare trees

I don't want to feel
the bitterness of this
cold, cold winter

Dance with me-
until we shed skin
and our scars
turn into sunrise


My poem was inspired by sunrise over the Hudson River in New York. It is so beautiful that it makes me feel like dancing! This is posted for dVerse where we are asked to use repetition in a poem. I love repetition as it makes poetry sound musical and lyrical.

Announcement: I had the honor of being interviewed at Poets United by the inimitable Sherry. Enjoy the interview and learn more about my Life of a Poet - Loredana Donovan. I have also included the link on my sidebar for your perusal. Thank you, Sherry!

Welcome new followers and friends. Have a wonderful weekend and dance away!
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53 comments:

  1. Isn't is amazing how sunsets, and nature in general actually, can inspire us to write such beautiful things. If there's ever an occasion for dancing, a sunset is it :)

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  2. Wonderful post and photos! I like the poem of dance. Have a wonderful weekend! Hi Cri : )

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  3. Love this one, Loredana, and your sunrise images are absolutely gorgeous!
    It would definitely make me feel like dancing too.

    Have a fantastic weekend.

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  4. Such a lovely poem and an enchanting piece:)

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  5. Dancing about with no snow or sad songs playing, would be freeing indeed. Of spring we are in need

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  6. Sounds like a dance that will go on for a long long time! Beautiful poem and pictures, Loredana.

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  7. the scars turning into sunrise...so beautiful as is the hudson.. and oh those stories the rivers have to tell...

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  8. our scars turn into sunrise...smiles...i like...i like the song of nature as well...think it would be a great thing to dance to and find its rhythm....

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  9. Dancing always does it for me. >KB

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  10. I'd much rather dance when I see nature's beauty, too.

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  11. Beautiful close here especially - and the hudson is so beautiful--I am often on it relatively early and late too! Thanks, Loredana. k.

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  12. I too enjoy repetition in poems, Loredana! I like the way it provides rhythm as well as meaning but also how the same line can have a different meaning at different places in a poem.
    Great invitation to dance here and the photo is stunning!

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  13. A nice poem. Well done.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  14. Great inspiration from those beautiful photos Loredana. I love the contrasts you draw out between cold and warmth. Nicely done.

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  15. What a lovely dancing and shedding to the sun ~ Stunning pictures Loredana ~

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  16. Cara Loredana,congratulazioni! Immagini meravigliose abbinate perfettamente ai tuoi versi così toccanti!!! Ti auguro un fine settimana felice! Abbraccio,Rita.

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  17. Dancing is in itself repetition... it works so well in this poem of yearning.

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  18. Sometimes we really don't want to listen to old music and like to make our poem - very refreshing, passionate.

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  19. Beautiful poem and lovely photos.

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  20. Very beautifully done Loredana. One feels like dancing together with you!

    Hank

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  21. Beautiful photography and words as usual. It made me feel like dancing too. <3

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  22. There's a place for the old, sad love songs, just not today. Sounds hopeful to me, though, dancing through to the sunlight and maybe an early spring.

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  23. Oh wow! "till our scars turn into sunrise". And I love the idea of dancing to the music of flowing rivers.

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  24. Your poems flows smoothly from your heart to the reader's!
    Your photo paints dreams!

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  25. Dancing in the fields sounds exhilarating...beautiful sunrise!

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  26. This was very good, I saw the dance the sunrise, enjoyed your poem very much...

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  27. Visiting once again from Poetry Pantry (thank you)..... well, if dancing would take away the bitterness of this winter, I would hurriedly scurry to bring out my dancing shoes. Smiles!!

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  28. Till scars turn into sunshine... wonderful. The photographs are beautiful and joyous. :-)
    -HA

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  29. so vivid, those colors, no wonder you wanted to dance! Thanks for sharing the lovely words and images ~peace, Jason

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  30. as always the pictures spectacular and are only enhanced by your words....they did make me feel like dancing... even with two left feet... :)

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  31. I love that rainbow picture...and the verse is like a song....fabulous Loredana.

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  32. Yes, I love this too, nice rhythm and flow to each line. Very nice Loredana.

    I love your name btw, don't think I ever mentioned that before.

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  33. "Scars turn into sunrise” is replete with positivity. What a refreshing take on the prompt.

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  34. Great post, wonderful photos:) Greetings

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  35. What a gorgeous sunrise! WOW! And I really love your poem. I feel the same way!

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  36. Dance until the scars turn into sunrise. Wow. I can feel the sun's warmth reading your words and you make me want to dance.

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  37. Nicely done! "To the music of flowing rivers," perfectly said. It does have nice flow of words that could easily fit into a song. I really enjoyed this, Loredada.

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  38. What lovely inspiration. I am a huge fan of a great dance. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Mamma mia, che alba fantastica, ed i tuoi versi sono bellissimi e di grande sensibilità Abbraccio.

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  40. I am a passionate dancer and can dance on the tune of anything. This is perhaps my first visit to your post. Inspired by your writing skills, i would make it a point to visit you regularly.

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  41. I love dancing. An interesting piece that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  42. I really needed to see this! Thank you!

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  43. Thank you, everyone, for all your lovely comments on my post! xx

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