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Dance Poems | Examples of Dance Poetry

Dance Poems. Below are examples of twirling, rhymic, and funny poems about all types of dancing. This list of dance poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read beautiful examples of twirling, rhythmic, and funny poems about all types of dancing. Share, read, and see how poets write about this performance art form centered on wonderfully choreographed human movement. Dance forms like ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, and waltz and cousins of poems since both are typically rhythm-based. Read short, long, best, famous, and contemporary examples of dance poetry. This list of works about dance is an excellent resource for examples of how to write dance poems.

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List of Dance Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Another Personality arthur vaso Quatrain art, beautiful, dance, friendship,
Premium Member Poem Dance Carolyn Fish Free verse dance, freedom,
Premium Member Poem Looking Wayne Kingston Free verse dance, games, lost,
Premium Member Poem Desires Dance Brenda Chiri Rhyme dance, love, lust, magic,
what is going on jan hansen Blank verse creation, cute, dance, hip
Memory Ibohal Kshetrimayum I do not know? dance, cool, crazy, culture, cute,
Premium Member Poem Rainbow Cloud Blesses Hunt Caren Krutsinger Free verse america, celebration, dance, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem The Day The Toddlers Danced Caren Krutsinger Prose Poetry cute, dance, fantasy, fun,
Premium Member Poem BARE FEET ARE BLUSHING IN DANCE Kim Rodrigues Free verse dance,
GALBODEIM Allan Terry Ballad baseball, basketball, clothes, dance,

Half a Moon
by G. Jay
Moonrise and showers                      ...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, dance, fantasy, love,

Glorified Babysitter
by matthew harris
Methinks the here
     to fore purposeful inclusion
     of key word "babysitter"
a slight oversight describing
   ...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, conflict, dad, dance,

Spring Sensations
by Debjani Mitra
Rubbing it's eyes, the year wakes in yawn.
Hibernating winter shade.....at last it's gone.
'Hello, my dear Spring', "Good Morning".. c'mon.
Advent of the vignette....embraces the dawn.

Look!..A child...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: daffodils, dance, desire, green,

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Summer Snowstorm
by harry horsman
Legions of snow flakes
gyrate in  unseasonal quakes
such grace of movement
unrestricted expression
in twirls of Kalinka's wake.

5 Nov 2018
entered into
Seasonal or unseasonal poetry contest
sponsor  Kim...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, dance,

Music Box Love
by Jean Bush
A music box,
Within the vault of time,
Hangs silent and still,
As the dancer steps softly.
Forward in time she comes,
With raised arms and swirling skirts,
The dance begins...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, love, moon, music,

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One With The Spirits In The Sky
by Dear Heart
I relinquish all emotions,
            all sadness that could fill oceans;
in a great leaping, twirling...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance,

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Can't Pretend
by Brenda Chiri
Glancing around and there 
you stood
Why didn't I leave? I knew I
Should
Watch as you sit there with
your friend
My heart races faster i can't
 pretend

Head falls...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, hope, love, romantic

Happy Idiot
by Christopher Goss


I dance in the shadows
And sing from the gallows
And write verses without an eraser
I'm a Supernova racer

Look me in the eyes and smile
I'm doing the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: confidence, dance, freedom, happy,

CLEAN IT UP WHY DON'T YA
by Allan Terry
THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS
ARE RINGING
PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER
ARE SINGING
WE WHISPER OUR WANTS
TO OUR FREINDS
THEY GO SHOPPING AGAIN
EGGNOG AND PARTIES ARE SWEET
COOKIES AND CAKES FOR TREATS
WE...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: celebration, christmas, dance, december,

Cheek to Cheek
by Ebizimo Arabina
As we dance cheek to cheek
You make me smile chin to chin
My fingers tracing the smooth edges of your rounded face
spewing ecstasy enveloped without trace
As...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, art, beauty, culture, cute,

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Hadley's Ballet Class
by ilene bauer
The ballerinas, dressed in pink,
Adorable, you can't help think,
All rush to where their teacher waits,
Where music wafts and resonates.

The grown-ups must remain outside
Where covered windows...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, granddaughter,

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senryu - ballerina at midnight
by Kim Rodrigues
senryu - ballerina at midnight

firebird in slippers
surrounded by garden snares —
saved by the moonlight

10/25/2018
Senryu-Haiku - October 2018 - Writing Challenge
Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings -...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, flower, freedom,

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LORD MY GOD I JUST WANNA DANCE WIT U
by James Edward Lee Sr.
LORD MY GOD I JUST WANNA DANCE WIT U


Grasp my waist
Hold me tight
Lord, I wanna dance with you
My shoes are off
I am holding on
To your...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, analogy, appreciation, community, confidence,

dance
by deepak srivastava
tune of lord
with accepting God...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance,

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BALLERINA IN RED
by Kim Rodrigues
BALLERINA IN RED

churn dizzy dazzler —
a rapturous red firebird
coralbells-slippers

10/24/2018

a perennial alumroot … cultivated for its feathery spikes of tiny usually reddish bell-shaped flowers (merriam-webster)
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, imagery,

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Her Song
by Drake Eszes
My butterflies began to smile again.

They felt the breadth of her octaves
Caress my scarring tissue

Please forgive me.
Please
Forgive me

I lost myself.

It was the first time in...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, feelings, life, longing,

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Dance
by Dear Heart
Each day I let go of all sadness to twirl,
I have always been a jumping girl;
it is like a sweet romance,
and a divine trance.
And one...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance,

The Flames Dance
by Kurt Philip Behm
Saturated in writer fluid,
lost feelings self ignite

Inebriate of a time distilled,
drunk in the burning light

Memories aging 100 proof,
the flames all dance alone

Memories aging 100 proof,
—this...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, fire,

the first dance
by jan hansen
The first dance

My outing into the big world was to go every
Saturday to the local cake shop eat cakes and drink coffee
But now I had...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, color, confidence, dance,

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Knotted in the Dance
by Quoth TheRaven
Knotted in the Dance

Our eyes in a silent promise locked, 
the way only stranger's can.
Perhaps foretelling of lover's, unfrocked,
langoured and breathless ran. 

You, I think,...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, beauty, dance, desire,