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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 Whiskey John Castellenas Prose Poetry dance, dark, drink, longing,
Premium Member Poem Serpentine Shadow Dance Freddie Robinson Jr. Burlesque dance, spiritual, wisdom, word
Time And Tide Wait For No Man matthew harris Enclosed Rhyme dance, 11th grade, 7th grade,
cyclone sega-nine Allan Terry Acrostic dance, america, analogy, boat, clothes,
PEICES AND STRANGS Allan Terry Ballad business, celebrity, dance, encouraging,
The Monarch of the People Dawa Zangpo Blank verse appreciation, birthday, dance, education,
The Glowing Girl Delaney Dow Free verse dance, happiness, inspirational, light,
Premium Member Poem The Gilded Leaves Of Autumn Sigh Carol Connell Monorhyme autumn, dance, death, perspective,
Dancing with my dreams Ana Checherov Blank verse dance, dream, feelings, love,
Premium Member Poem The Dance of the Water Nymph Victor Buhagiar Free verse dance, dream,

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She danced
by Lewis Raynes
All she wanted to do was dance, 
Whirl and twirl and swish around,
Sing and love and live and laugh, 
Dancing with the sound,

She danced in...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, dance, love, passion,

EPITAPH - Booby Prize
by Rico Leffanta
Here lies (but I must tell the truth)
A Stag Party Dancer named Ruth
A natural wonder
Who caused priests to blunder
Inside the confessional booth...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, eulogy, fun, lust,

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Sky Sighs
by Wayne Kingston
cotton ball clouds 

         drift upon

           ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, perspective, sky,

Tiddledy Winks Polka
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
I tiddle tiddle tiddle 
	down the lane lane lane
And winkle winkle winkle 
	through the grain grain grain
I hop and skip and leap and whirl
	we all...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, dance, fun, games,

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DANCE FOR ME
by James Edward Lee Sr.
DANCE FOR ME

Lite on the floor
Tippy-toes
My  ballerina
Dance for me

9/12/18
written by James Edward Lee Sr.©2018...

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

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GRACEFUL
by Line Gauthier


graceful flight
of damselfly
pirouetting free



posted on September 12, 2018...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, flying, freedom, insect,

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JESUS JUZ WANNA DANCE
by James Edward Lee Sr.
JESUS JUZ WANNA DANCE 

Been walkin thm field fo so long Lord
Jesus,  I wanna dance
Got blisters on my toes and heels
Shoes dun torn worn...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, blessing, dance,

Homage to Walt Sing Matt Tilde
by matthew harris
~ Homage to Walt Sing Matt Tilde ~

The art of the
     "FAKE" deal (according
     to Walt Dizzy...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, 11th grade, 12th grade,

CAUSE SHE LOVES ME
by Allan Terry
MAKE ME FEEL RIGHT
                WHEN I'M BLUE
   ...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, beautiful, beauty, break up,

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YOU ME
by Line Gauthier


you me
lights music
magic



posted on September 8, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, dance, light, magic,

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''The Butterfly in Me''
by Dear Heart
The day I found the butterfly in me,
I was changed forever to delighted.
  I found dancing and I could soar carefree,
   ...

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

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LAMBADA
by Line Gauthier


lambada
colours and
effervescence



posted on September 6, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: color, dance, fun, life,

afterlife
by jan hansen
Afterlife

They came
Men with sharp axes
chopped down
the old oak.
It`s shadow
stood there
out of habit.
At Sundown
it disappeared.


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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: creation, dance, death,

CURSUMMBER
by Allan Terry
THOSE WHO CLAP IN OPPOSITION
AND APPLAUD THOSE I DESPISE
THEY PARTNERSHIP AND AGREEMENT
THEIR CLEVER AND DANKY DESQUISE
MINDFUL OF A FUTURE
CONTRASTING AND ENGAGING THINGS
COLLABORATIONS FOR TOGETHERNESS
WHEN PREPARED...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anniversary, character, courage, dance,

Life is Like a Caterpillar
by Ryan Ham
Intricate patterns hide beneath the surface
Waiting to be found by someone
Observant enough to see 
the beauty they can bring

Simple yet beautiful, 
They bring joy to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 9th grade, dance, happy,

Fancy Nancy
by Wayne Wysocki
Fancy Nancy O'Clancy,
From the fanciest part of town,
Came to the Saturday Dance
Wearing the fanciest gown.

The ladies all noticed how Nancy,
From the moment she took off...

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

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Essential Essence
by Brenda Chiri
Broken but not into pieces
Hurt but yet still unscathed
Beats but without drums
Has rhythm yet can't dance
Races but doesn't run
Skips yet doesn't play
Attacked and doesn't fight
Lifes...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, heart, life, lost,

The Eighties
by TS Lewis
Inches to dimes running out of time. Money, space, and a broken place are the only times I remember her face. Tonight I need your...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dance, growing up, memory,

Animal limerick
by Wendy Watson
Foxy lady

I’m not one for sport I confess
And I like playing chess even less,
But when I get the chance
I will happily dance
A quick foxtrot with...

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

HIGAREDA ALDEZ
by Allan Terry
I LOVE ME 
IN ALL MY DIMENSIONS
MY TOO FAT DAYS
MY WISHA COULDA DAYS
THOSE TIMES WHEN I
 WISH I WAS RIGHT
EVEN WHEN I COULD'VE
 BEEN WRONG
IT...

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Ballade | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, appreciation, blessing, dance,