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Ancient Dance

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Ancient Dance

In twilight, old songs you're softly humming
Silken smiles enliven your lovely face
Beguiling my present still, becoming
in everything, sweeter than granted grace

Deep your eyes, beheld above the stillness
of mystic mien, dismissing every voice
Caresses known in sadness and in illness
in bounty cherished, if you make the choice

Alluringly, you draw the bedroom curtain
and sing in softest voice of violins
Of languid looks and outcome certain
as old as Eve, the ancient dance begins

Sway, your heated honey scent of passion
and poise, anticipating kiss conceived
shall return my longing, in your fashion
and make my life ten times a joy perceived

Great grows my love to see your moves entrance
and weave with siren song the ancient dance

First version January 23, 2014
Revised and lengthened February 28, 2015

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  1. Date: 3/8/2015 1:02:00 PM
    Roya, Congratulations, on your fine win. <3 LINDA

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 4:27:00 PM

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 5:46:00 AM
    Wow Roy, this is a number one for me! Your last stanza befor the ending couplet is so complete it could stand alone as a poem. I was transfixed! 7+

  1. Date: 3/5/2015 10:08:00 PM
    Roy, CONGRATULATIONS, on your Hosty Totsy Win :-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/3/2015 11:09:00 AM
    Congratulations Roy..Love & Regards

  1. Date: 3/3/2015 3:54:00 AM
    enjoyed this dance with words, RoY! superbly written! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/2/2015 9:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. 7 Beautiful well said Blessings

  1. Date: 3/2/2015 2:35:00 PM
    A gentlemanly verse of love, well thought out and executed. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/2/2015 1:32:00 PM
    Such a beautiful dance, in fact so beautiful it won you top spot Roy, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 3/2/2015 12:45:00 PM
    oh my... this is so very lovely and romantic. I love this. Congratulations on your win in the contest!

  1. Date: 3/2/2015 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations! :D Kim Patrice

  1. Date: 3/2/2015 10:41:00 AM
    wow Roy I love the passionate imagery here - lovely flow to the poem - many congrats:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 10/10/2014 9:08:00 AM
    Just found this great write my friend. Adding this to my fav list as it strikes a special place in my heart. Without a doubt a gem that gets a solid 7 rating..

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 6:19:00 PM
    Hello Roy, Congratulations, on your win, thank you for sharing, and helping the reader Feel The emotions of Love through your poem. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:31:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write on feeling the love and congrats on the fine win, Roy

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 6:17:00 PM
    this was one of two lovely sonnets that just had to place in my top three! such beauty and romance conveyed through these lines - congrats on your win in my contest :)

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 2/20/2014 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Charlotte. I don't wander too often into the romantic category of poetry, so it's a real satisfaction to see that I can play with the big boys and girls.
  1. Date: 2/6/2014 3:47:00 PM
    I just love how this flows. I noticed a comment you made to someone at a blog I think. And I so agree with you about sonnets being impossible to write the "Modern" way. It's just free verse inside 14 lines, if you ask me. thanks for my win in your contest. That was an honor to me that you liked it. This sonnet is a romantic gem.

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 2/6/2014 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think this one reflects a turn in my style as well. Thanks for the kind remarks!
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 5:28:00 PM
    A romantic rendezvous for the poetic soul dwelling in all our hearts. Just Beautiful!

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/29/2014 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Connie!
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 11:13:00 PM
    This is so skillfully and artfully written. I was mesmerized by its flow and message. Such an excellent poem.

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/29/2014 6:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Mark! I'm trying out a new style.
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 8:02:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your passionate sonnet..Sara