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Dance Poems

Dance Poems. Read and share great examples of twirling, rhymic, and funny poems about all types of dancing. This list of dance poems is composed of the works of modern poets on 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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No second to spare
As my pen begs for me to let it rise,
My mind finds itself in the cage that ties
Me down to reality, my other tasks
Are screaming for me to attend their asks,
My time is swallowed by my job, my loves,
My desperate...Read More
Categories: dance, poetry,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member AzaRiah's Earth Requiem
He was too old
to speak of active hope
for ancient creamy dreams
not yet boldly told

Inviting curious homeless nomads
to imagine what we could become
if we were not yet brazenly born
into this time of tragic burning,
predicting hunger,
and coastal drowning nakedness.

Into this epic brown...Read More
Categories: dance, dream, granddaughter, grandfather, health, integrity, political, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reacting to Headline News
You’re in a great mood
Whistling dancing twirling.
Loving your life

Suddenly the TV gets louder
Two hundred fires
A plane crash that killed a hundred 
Thirty-one car pile up

You stop whistling
Your dancing feet tangle up
You fall, now in a completely different place

Wait! Your angel...Read More
Categories: dance, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member GO WITH THE FLOW

    When few comments come in, I know it God's will. 
    He has something better for me in store to do. 

    I never feel alone or tearfully bereft. 
...Read More
Categories: dance, america, cheer up, poverty,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Sonnet And Rhyme, A Double Presentation
Sonnet And Rhyme, A Double Presentation

Are Poets Truly Born To Be Cannon Fodder

Heart struck, blood-let by black arrows thus shot
within soul- can not poetry reward,
those that ink giving freely all they got
playing face up, each and every card?

Does this darkened...Read More
Categories: dance, art, character, conflict, creation, truth, wisdom, writing,
Form: Rhyme

Love Flowers
red roses and violets blue
fragrant scents redolent of you

ashen orchids pallid hues bear
sunbeams ignite goldenrod hair

sunflowers tease touching blue skies
emerald-green jewels dance in faceted eyes

daffodils crown daisies add style
silver waters mirror her luring smile

foxglove hues ornament silken arms
mirror hedges lining...Read More
Categories: dance, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In YesterSmiles of YOU

When we were young

We ran in circles 

We had fun

Skipping over puddles

As we played

We’d sing and dance in rain


I often recall

We’d be hugging 

All night long

I'd feel you breathing softly 

Next to me

In vivid memories

The Yesternights

When we would walk

Along...Read More
Categories: dance, love, memory, smile,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Collective Guilt LM
‘What good´s permitting some prophet of doom? To wipe every smile away …’

The orator grins at his drunken audience through make up and mask

Opens the cabaret’s veil in the theatre of forsaken minds on the run

Champagne flows from magic fountains...Read More
Categories: dance, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Substance Will Our Thoughts Incarn
What substance will our thoughts incarn?
What will we flesh it out with?
	Our thoughts,
			Our past,
				Our dreams,
					Our hopes,
						Our fears?

The frame is set, the choices now are ours.
Which pens will we pick up?
What colors will we select?

Will sunlight dabble her hair
or will deep...Read More
Categories: dance, deep, imagination,
Form: Free verse
The mystical allure 
Of an island in the sun
Embraced by deepest waters 
Of sparkling sapphire blue
A tranquil sanctum
A secret retreat
A calling from within
Where one day two sweet lovers meet
And on this Isle their hearts entwined
Where promises and vows were made
A...Read More
Categories: dance, heartbreak, lost love, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stoic Poet
Stoic Poet
Life is like philosophy
"all we are is dust in the wind" said Socrates,
one fleeting moment were here and then were gone 
so even if you win, in the end, no one ever truly won,
so when you rise in the...Read More
Categories: dance, imagination, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Darkness cry for light
A world of darkness that's a void of emptiness inside
A bottomless pit that has no end as you fall deeper
A wall of shame showing past regrets you cover and hide
A waterfall of sadness and sorrow that never dries it's a...Read More
Categories: dance, appreciation, blessing, care, dark, forgiveness, heart, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Hail Athena
Painting with words,
sculpting with sound

Letters to dance
—spoken aloud 

(Dreamsleep: February, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: dance, art,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Death of a Fairytale
The witch adds each morsel of magic, spice to her frothy brew.
Her wailing drifts, fog across the moon, 
each fairytale severed and torn.
With tears, overwhelmed with remorse, she tosses each penned page in.

She cut out all the well-worn fairytales (happy...Read More
Categories: dance, corruption, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member OH, I HAVE A DREAM

              ...Read More
Categories: dance, america, dream, friendship, god, international,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gypsies

Across a misty channel
Sensor fingers
Through foggy, silent waves
Where two souls embrace
In expeditions of speechless discovery
Two minds stand naked,
Face to face,
With wordless words
Each knowing the inner rhyme 
Of another soul –
Intimate outside skin and limbs.

Across the barriers of minutes, hours, months
Two...Read More
Categories: dance, friendship, metaphor, relationship,
Form: Free verse
The Written Words
Anida Mann could dance Can-Can
And bare it all behind a fan
She never wed
But took to bed
Harry Potter and Peter Pan!...Read More
Categories: dance, words,
Form: Limerick
ibanez, ibanez, ibanez to make her dance
french horns to tones of a bassey groove
the bassoons move the volumed effords
coupled with the flutes: the clarinets often are envious
we rather not fuss
we are smart enough to compromise
cornets and trumets the sounds of...Read More
Categories: dance, music,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member Oliver, a Boy
When I was young my mother's hand
Led me through a joyful land
Where neither war nor hate exist
Nor something more I must resist 

Where nothing but the night is black
And black is never dark for lack
Of something bright or greater light
But...Read More
Categories: dance, england, fantasy, innocence,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Precious
*Look at the stars, look at how they
       shine for you and everything you do ...

You're a jewel, bereft compare
       Hewn of star stuff, rich and rare

Uniquely shaped...Read More
Categories: dance, analogy, appreciation, love, music,
Form: Rhyme
Fire Ants
there once was a mean gang of fire ants
who crawled up the old lady's underpants
they bit her right on the rump
that caused her to run and jump
and we never knew how well she could dance...Read More
Categories: dance, animal,
Form: Limerick
Mine fervent aspiring political activism
Mine fervent aspiring political activism...

Gunning gusto, (while rosy axles grind)
for Bernie Sanders dagnabbit
nipped in figurative bud triggered zilch
prospects to germinate, 

cultivate, and amalgamate
late blooming spore port as 
schlocky, reedy, quirky, political neophyte,
whose aura, charisma, dogma
enigma, persona... absent gregarious masculinity.

Scant hours...Read More
Categories: dance, appreciation, business, humanity, leadership, political, strength, uplifting,
Form: Ode
Mine fervent aspiring political activism
Mine fervent aspiring political activism...

Gunning gusto, (while rosy axles grind)
for Bernie Sanders dagnabbit
nipped in figurative bud triggered zilch
prospects to germinate, 

cultivate, and amalgamate
late blooming spore port as 
schlocky, reedy, quirky, political neophyte,
whose aura, charisma, dogma
enigma, persona... absent gregarious masculinity.

Scant hours...Read More
Categories: dance, 11th grade, 12th grade, anxiety, change, health,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member I Dance My Truth and Swing My Bliss
I dance my truth
From the corners of my soul
And she laughs

Not funny I think
But it is, and she calls me on it.

I twirl and whirl with expectation
In a frenzy for what might come of today

Swinging my bliss to and fro
over...Read More
Categories: dance, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
The Martians Arrived
The Martians arrived in their blue suits,
large heads with bulging black eyes,
jumping out of their flying saucer
into my fenced and landscaped yard,
Lucy the St. Bernard was not on guard.

Shaking themselves they did a dance,
before my eyes as Lucy was snoring,
All...Read More
Categories: dance, humorous,
Form: Rhyme

Read wonderful dance poetry on the following sub-topics: ballet, beautiful, belly, celebration, country, flamenco, folk, foxtrot, funny, hip-hop, life, jazz, love, modern, moonlight, rhyme, rumba, salsa, skillful, swing, tap, tango, waltz, western and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).