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Dance of the Firebird

Dance of the Firebird

Rosita, sultry enchantress,
dazzling Andalusian firebird,
erotically she twirls, proud
like a phoenix flashing across the sky.

Flared ruffled skirt swirls,
in hues of red, orange, and gold,
like a sunset in the throes of Autumn.
Her olive skin glistens with sweat,
as she chases away her demons with 
handclapping and a pair of castanets.
 
Beautiful dancer lost in her dreams,
she’s an exotic flamenco queen.
With campfires reflected on her face,
finger snapping, her tempo heats up, 
and she’s afire with passion and grace.

In an essence of exuberance,
she’s possessed in a trance, 
swaying like a summer breeze.
She undulates hypnotically like a cobra
seducing its unsuspecting prey.
In a stream of her own thoughts,
a gypsy in love with the dance.
 
Crushing red rose petals she stamps her feet,
to the guitars’ entrancing beat.
Her sinuous body pulsates sensuously 
to the music as she dances unabashedly.
But she’s untouchable as the fire god she serves,
baring her soul to none, 
for her heart belongs to the dance.


09-23-2017

Contest:     Poems that Paint a Picture - 3
Sponsor:     Silent One
Placement:  1st

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 8/11/2018 4:53:00 PM
Pandita, Pandita, Pandita my sweets you force me to keep writing
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/11/2018 5:58:00 PM
Awwwww - dear Al, you're the best! I am always happy to receive your lovely compliments! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend! Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/10/2018 4:01:00 PM
the dance of one's true self....is more precious than breath....weighing more than any wealth....strong and proud without stealth....as it is most important factor of health....therefore it should never see a shelf....simply Love this pandita....;)
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Date: 2/10/2018 7:15:00 PM
Thank you so much my dear Eric- your words uplift me and mean a lot to me! Hope your are enjoying life! Pandita
Date: 2/10/2018 11:02:00 AM
Wow - Ole! Impressive. Masterful. A most definite FAVE for me. Bravo, Pandita.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/10/2018 11:27:00 AM
Hi Line, I really enjoyed writing this piece and I am so glad you enjoyed reading it too! Thank you for your lovely compliments! Best wishes and hugs.
Date: 1/31/2018 1:34:00 AM
Well brought out scene of your dancer Pandita Symetry in word evocation is good indeed hope all is well'
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Date: 2/1/2018 6:37:00 PM
Hi Joe, I am very happy to hear from you -thank you for dropping by, my friend! Best wishes to you. Hugs. Pandita
Date: 1/21/2018 7:52:00 PM
This is a beautiful piece, and I'm glad you'll return to writing here. You have certainly been missed !
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/22/2018 8:35:00 AM
Hi Jerry, I am so appreciative of your kind, inspirational, and supportive words, my friend. Thank you, thank you! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 1/10/2018 7:12:00 PM
Pandita, doing a lot of writing (Ha! Ha!) and reading trying to do minimum two reads of all my favorite poets and newbies daily. Had to read this one again A fav. Pray you and yours are having a blessed New Year. And Write ON! James
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Date: 1/11/2018 1:26:00 PM
My dear James, thank you so much for visiting! Unfortunately, I have been really busy with work and other activities and my fingers have not done any writing recently. Hopefully, I will soon be able to resume my writing! hope you are doing well, my friend! Hugs and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018! Pandita
Date: 1/2/2018 7:31:00 PM
This is wonderful, Pandita, I enjoyed it very much! Exquisite phrasing, wonderful rhythm, and such sweet imagery, (I hear music behind it) ... it reminds me of an experience I had once, (I am quite fond of dancers, as my first true love was a ballerina). You also used a Cobra metaphor and I just wrote a poem yesterday that used one as well! (They are so graceful!). I have to fave this one - it's dancing in my head! Cheers for a prosperous New Year, my friend, and keep up the great work! :-) <3
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Date: 1/2/2018 8:18:00 PM
Happy New Year my dear Greg! I wish you showers of blessings, love, good health, and happiness! Thank you my friend for your support and your wonderful complimentary words which mean so much to me! Blessing and hugs. Pandita
Date: 11/22/2017 8:08:00 AM
Very cool write and well writ. Keep on dancing.
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Date: 11/22/2017 2:54:00 PM
Hi Ronald, thank you so very much for visiting and leaving your kind complimentary words! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 10/23/2017 1:27:00 PM
As i read this poem, i could see the dancer in frontof me. i enjoyed this poem.have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 10/23/2017 4:26:00 PM
Hi Darlene, my friend, I truly appreciate your sweet complimentary words! Thank you for your kind support that means a lot to me! Hugs and best wishes! Pandita
Date: 10/22/2017 9:41:00 AM
Mesmerizing like the dance Pandita. Smooth and fluid with well placed rhyme.
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Date: 10/23/2017 12:23:00 PM
Hi James, thank you so very much for visiting and leaving your kind complimentary words! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 10/21/2017 5:51:00 PM
This is just so beautiful. I am actually seeing the dancer!!!!
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Date: 10/21/2017 10:35:00 PM
Hi Sunlite, I am delighted that you stopped by and left your lovely compliments. Thank you and have a great weekend! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 10/14/2017 9:10:00 AM
Amazingly vivid, vivacious and vibrant piece, Pandita. I especially liked the cobra metaphor, which captures it so well. A very well-deserved congratulations on your First Place win! Kind regards, John.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/16/2017 1:07:00 PM
Hi John, I really enjoyed writing this piece and I am so glad you enjoyed reading it! Thank you for your lovely compliments! Best wishes and hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/5/2017 1:25:00 PM
I concur with the so many lovely comments that many have posted before me--I am pleased to read such a lovely creation--a well deserved first place win!
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Date: 10/5/2017 2:49:00 PM
Dear Vijay, it is so nice to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful complimentary words. Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 10/5/2017 1:04:00 PM
I agree the other poets/poetesses ... a fabulous poem, Pandita. So exotically expressive. Pure passionate poetry! Love and smiles forever.
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Date: 10/5/2017 2:50:00 PM
Thank you so very much dear Freddie for your lovely compliments and encouragement which I really appreciate! Have a great day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/4/2017 3:17:00 PM
An awesome offering, Pandita! Technically impressive...great imagery and movement. This goes to my faves...I'll be back to read it again! Hugs // paul
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/5/2017 8:28:00 AM
Awwww, you are so sweet! Paul, I'm so happy you like this one! Thank you for your kind words, my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/3/2017 8:28:00 PM
Pandita, A very descriptive passionate piece. I can physically see the phoenix firebird rising and I'm emerged in the scene. Great thanks for your beautiful pose. James :)
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/5/2017 8:30:00 AM
Hi James, I enjoyed writing this piece and I am so glad you enjoyed reading it! Thank you for your lovely compliments! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 9/27/2017 4:14:00 AM
Congratulations, Pandita on your win.
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Date: 9/27/2017 2:21:00 PM
Thank you so very much for visiting and leaving your kind words! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 6:29:00 PM
A beautiful dance Pandita...Well penned ...I love the line "like a sunset in the throes of Autumn"...Congrats on your win ..hugs
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/27/2017 2:22:00 PM
Hi Joseph, I so very much appreciate your lovely compliments! Thank you my friend for stopping by! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 3:26:00 PM
Back again Pandita to offer my congratulations on your well-deserved #1 placement with your superb poem! An excellent and sexy write my lovey friend :)
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Date: 9/27/2017 2:24:00 PM
Thank you, thank you my dear Susan for your continued support and encouragement which mean a lot to me! Hugs for you! Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 12:51:00 PM
Pandita, oh this is so beautifully penned, congratulations on your win !
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Date: 9/27/2017 2:19:00 PM
Thank you so very much dear Constance for your kind compliments which I really appreciate! Have a great day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 9:37:00 AM
You so captured the emotions of the dance, congratulations for a brilliant write Pandita...
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Date: 9/27/2017 2:20:00 PM
Hi Charlie, it is so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your support and lovely complimentary words. Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 7:56:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Pandita, beautiful... Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 9/27/2017 2:13:00 PM
Dear Eve, I thank you for your lovely compliments! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 7:56:00 AM
Superbly written! Congrats, Pandita!
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Date: 9/27/2017 2:16:00 PM
Hi Kim, I'm so happy you like this one! Thank you for your kind words, my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 7:47:00 AM
Congrats on your fine win my friend. Every verse building to a magnificent ending.. " In an essence of exuberance, she’s possessed in a trance, swaying like a summer breeze. She undulates hypnotically like a cobra seducing its unsuspecting prey. In a stream of her own thoughts, a gypsy in love with the dance."
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Date: 9/27/2017 2:12:00 PM
Dear Robert, it is always so nice to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful complimentary words. Hugs and warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 9/26/2017 7:06:00 AM
I could feel the rhythm in this poem, your words painted a real picture here.. Excellent free verse writing.. The last line sums up the painting to a tee.. Congratulations on first place in the contest..
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/26/2017 4:29:00 PM
I am thrilled! Thank you so much dear SO for the high placement. What a wonderful honour! Best regards. Pandita
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