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Dancing under the stars on an August Saturday night

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Dancing under the stars on an August Saturday night

There was a party tonight 
here in the park where I live;
a three piece band played 
mostly oldies from the fifties. 
Some couples danced 
and that was fun to watch. 

I even got up and joined the chorus line 
of single women, movin' their moves
and struttin' their stuff,
after a glass and a half of 
my favorite vintage Cabernet,
and after reliving a very brief moment 
from at least one past life 
as a belly dancer, for the old guys 
who were egging me on...

One couple, maybe in their 80's, 
danced like two people 
who have danced together all their lives. 
One could imagine that their dance 
portrayed their life together,
honoring each other's individual movement while 
combining them to create a third rhythm 
and a dance all its own. 

Neither of them alone 
would have been nearly as captivating 
as the two of them 
were together. 
Have you ever noticed that? 

Copyright © Linda Witt-King

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  1. Date: 11/12/2010 9:10:00 PM
    Hi Linda, I do not remember what occurred last march. why I did not keep the conversation going. As for friends, I never met a poet I did not enjoy. thank you, carmine

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 12:41:00 PM
    Hi Linda, you opened up a floodgate of memories with your poem.One danccer alone is never as entertaining at a pair. thank you, carmine santaniello

  1. Date: 11/5/2010 6:45:00 AM
    it really give the feel of a party.i was also there while reading.great work,fabiyas

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 5:09:00 PM
    Cool job on your free verse Linda. Yes some people just are whole unless they are together doing something. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 5:17:00 AM
    Thank you for your comment on wave runner, Linda and of course your keen corrective eye! Got it ...thanks. -

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 9:17:00 AM
    This is really interesting, LInda. Me likes!! What have you been up to lately? It's been a while!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 4:59:00 PM
    once in a blue moon we see true love! great nostalgic piece, where have you been? Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 12:22:00 PM
    Enjoyed stopping by to say hi while reading your poetry, have yourself a wonderful day full of love & joy. Keep them smiles coming*luv ~SKAT

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 5:59:00 PM
    hey now ! Sounds like a good time was had by all. Yes, when I am in public places, I enjoy watching people...especially older married ones.They have been through so much and are still creating that third rhythm as you so aptly called it. I enjoyed your little vers libre, Linda. Thanks you

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 9:32:00 AM
    What a wonderful day to be reading poetry of others. I am so happy your poetry is among those I am reading this morning Linda. I wish you as I wish all my fellow poets the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. It is a pleasure to me to read my fellow poets poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 9:17:00 AM
    This poem was very enjoyable for me to read. The questions and introspection that came to me by the end were strong~Chris

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 3:47:00 AM
    A nice touching thoughts on the old couple who lived a full joyful life, Linda