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Forever Dance | Poem

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July16, 1999

by Paul Malécot
 

FOREVER DANCE


A quiet warm space

     without unseen, unanticipated

       parameters / conditions

A gentle reception

     that leaves me nofear

        of what might escape

            unguarded lips

A joyous surprise

     that knows unbidden

        what lies so deeply in my heart

            that I dare rarely visit

A feather blown softly

     in the eye of a tornado

A seed-cone help buoyant

     in the raging flood

A little boy running naked

     back through the blizzard

        into a hot sulfur pool

A first meeting of forever

     a glance held transfixed

        in the overwhelm of realization

             that this is the heart and spirit

              only vaguely dreamt

  whose wings and yours

      shall enfoldeach other

         in eternal dance and revelation

When this to me has come to pass

     it will show, unspoken

        in all that flows my eyes, my lips, my pen.
 


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