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Waltzing Decrees

Waltzing Decrees 

with me
two, three
Count your steps
with ease
with me
if you please
hands holding waist
gentle tease
my toes
soft spoken

It's called a "Waltz Wave" introduced by Kim Merryman on Blog.
It has 19 lines with the following syllable pattern:
1,2,1,2,3,2,1,2,3,4,3,2,1,2,3,2,1,2,1.  You can split words to 
make the syllables fit the pattern, if you please

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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 1:35:00 PM
    Before I lost the use of my legs, I loved to dance, especially waltz. I love this poem because it so light and airy and you can imagine dancing to this. This is quite a unique form and I think you have done a great job. Well done for showing the rest of us how to do this. Pam x

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Debra such light and airy visual. That would be me stepping on my partner's toes. I love this style. Warm Smiles, Connie.

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 10:07:00 AM
    This is a very lovely poem and excellent one for the form introduced my dear friend, Deb. I love it and the rhythm is perfect. I hope I can also try one like this. Congratulations on a well-done poem and form! If this is for a contest, q winner for sure! Thank you so much for sharing and also your kind visits. Have a great day and advance Happy Valentines! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:08:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my writes, I have enjoyed yours this evening. Wow one tricky dance step! Light & love

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:24:00 AM
    Debra, you did a fantastic job with this form! I have to tell you, I have to have the syllable numbers on the side also. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 9:57:00 AM
    You have done a great job with this new form. I'll have to check it out. I like all the rhyme with short lines, which I have found hard.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 10:57:00 PM
    wow i love your words and thanks you for your words to me about mine the word that are written are the Lord words that are given and it set me free to know that they are pleasing to read thanks Randall ....... this is the only way that I know of to said thanks tried to find a way to write to you I don't know how to use the system any way thanks and I love your poems

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:22:00 PM
    Thank you Debra for the good news. Rick

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:13:00 PM
    Very well done and your name isn't even Matilda.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:51:00 AM
    I will attempt this, Debra. As Sara says below, it flows like a waltz. Thanks for sharing it! Luv, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Does read somewhat like what I would think a waltz would be..Enjoyed reading the rhythmic movement this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 11:09:00 PM
    aha, so THIS is the wave. I bet if you did a contest with it, then we would see more of these here at soup. Cute poem, Debra.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 3:58:00 PM
    I miss dancing....Waltz,poka,and slow dance I learned as a child from dancing with my mom.My dad didn't like to dance that much. I loved the waltz with its steps that would seem to glide...Ahh yes..Your write brought out some memories.. :o) Very nice...

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Very fun uplifting......thanks

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 3:13:00 PM
    I see the trees wave in the breeze. Waltzing Matilda, whispering Louise. Thanks for the dance Debra.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 2:18:00 PM
    It's a long time since I was out dancing, Debra. - We should have danced a little every day, good gym - (but I have a husband who does not like to dance) - Like your poem, take a waltz with myself. - Have a nice Sunday afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 2/10/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My husband danced only a couple of times with me in his lifetime. I adore dancing...especially the slow dance with someone special. I don't recall the last one I had. Though I'm a free spirit and dance here alone when the feeling strikes.
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 2:08:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem. Light and airy, like experienced dancer's feet. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:34:00 PM
    This is a masterful "Waltz Wave", I enjoyed reading this delightful poem a lot this afternoon! You have written a delightful piece, one of grandiosity! Great Work!! PS "Easy now" is 3 syllables, but you have it at a 2 syllable location. Just thought you would like to know.

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 2/10/2013 1:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks...taking out the now after
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:24:00 PM
    I would be stepping on your toes not on purpose. Nice poem.