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Watching Ghost Dance

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Watching Ghost Dance

They danced in circles spinning round,
And moved so fast they seemed to fly,
Their feet could hardly touch the ground.
As folk collapsed I thought they’d die;
But others kept on whirling by.

I thought they’d dance throughout the night,
Their faces painted, dressed in white.
The chants and cries could wake the dead.
A whir of people - what a sight !
And then they stopped. ‘I flew,’ one said.

Jack Horne for Nette’s Let’s Dance contest

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  1. Date: 3/19/2012 11:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Let's Dance" contest Jack. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 1:12:00 AM
    captivating Jack! congrats on your win

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 3:02:00 PM
    very imaginative with inages that beguile, jack.... dance on!... loads of congrats on your win in my contest :) huggs

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Interesting idea, well carried out. Congratulations Jack. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 11:56:00 AM
    congrats Jack on a super win for the dance contest with this great expressive write luv..

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 8:31:00 AM
    jack, I'm very intrigued.. good luck with your awesome poem..pd

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 7:10:00 AM
    It takes a poet to expound on ghosts in a creative way and you did justice to the ghastly creatures Jack. I feel like dancing with them. Luv, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 5:53:00 AM
    I think that I would have flown away from seeing that ghost dance..Great imaginative work..Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading this morn...Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 8:20:00 PM
    Cute one, Jack. I'd love to dance so hard that I would fly away!!

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 5:27:00 PM
    It reminded me of the dancing dervishes, nicely done Jack, great entry for the contest, hugs, vie

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 5:17:00 PM
    excellent imagery in this one, jack! Enjoyed! Hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 5:00:00 PM
    This is quite the special write that you have written my friend! I just love your flurrying of dancing feet and how they all fall down saying, "I flew'", totally awesome Jack! I could visualize their dances while you were describing them on and on! I really enjoyed your write that I have read this evening! I just love your poem! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 4:47:00 PM
    Flyin's a show-stopper fo sho! Love the write, jack, namaste ~ N