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The Dancing Girl

A blythe young girl with lively feet,
Said she would rather dance than eat;
So she shook off all the worldly blues,
And put on her dancing shoes.
She danced thru day and danced thru night,
She danced till the stars lost their light;
She danced her lover out of breath,
And danced her husband quite to death.
She danced her beauty all away,
And then she danced the night away;.
Her big toe then went out of joint,
And all the others came to a point.
Still she danced, and waltzed and whirled,
The dizziest girl in all the world.
She danced herself as a spinning top,
Out of breath but could not stop;
Still spinning around, she flew so far,
Then her feet got caught on the point of a star:
And there she danced for all to see,
In all the dark spaces of eternity.

Copyright © elizabeth wesley

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  1. Date: 4/3/2015 4:57:00 PM
    This is going to fav's I have one called The Dancer .

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Still my fav

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:35:00 PM
    I went diggin'... and I'm so glad I did! Magnificent couplet rhyming and dazzling imagery. A glorious piece!! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Still my favorite EW

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 7:55:00 AM dear ;)..your rhyme form is COUPLET ..there was a fairy tale or 2 like this Red Shoes was one I think and The 12 Dancing Princesses another..dancing does make one SO happy it's always a giggle to read!!! Thanks for stopping by and always saying such nice stuff I wish you'd try a ballad for my Creepy Critter Contest..I'd be glad to help you through it? Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 7:40:00 PM
    she danced her lover , and killed her hubby, - this here poem is really quite lovely. ha-ha this is good !

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 7:42:00 AM
    loving the concept of this poem..nicely the creativity behind it

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 10:34:00 AM
    I would like to take this time to thank you for your kind words on my poetry. I would also like to let you know I always enjoy reading your wonderful poetry Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2011 1:54:00 PM
    You definetly get an 'A' for imagination! I think that this dancing girl has either been hanging around Sir Lancelot, or she danced through a field of red poppies:) Very cute.

  1. Date: 9/8/2011 7:39:00 PM
    I'm set me to dancing as I read on. Brilliant! CR

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 11:36:00 PM
    Wow! Tiny dancer spins eternity...lovely.

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 9:44:00 AM
    A delightful fantasy piece. An enjoyable read. xoxo Robert.

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 5:23:00 AM
    A very witty fantasy you've illustrated. I wander if you dance as lovely as she? Beautiful write Elizabeth!

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 4:38:00 PM
    Wow, Awesome write lovely Lady Elizabeth think I would wish on that star...with love...old Jack

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 4:28:00 PM
    What a lovely fun piece, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 9:14:00 AM
    you have made... a pagan god and placed her constilation in the heavens with orion and hurculies.

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 8:57:00 AM
    ahhh so that's how to become a star! Delightful little story poem, Elizabeth. Fun to read. Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 8:51:00 AM
    This is so awesome. I love it. Hugs to you Elizabeth this morning wonder morning. Love, Vie.

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 5:18:00 AM
    Smiles of delight at this fast paced whirl. I to love to dance. thanks for reading some of mine Elizabeth. regards Marg

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 2:18:00 AM
    thnx, lizzie, for your sweet comments..dancing too could turn quite obsessive like poetry..nice write, jag