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Dance Poems | Examples of Dance Poetry

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, and famous 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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Premium Member The Dance
In the dark by a streetlamp, I dance for the light. I dance with awe into the Moon-lit night. I dance with the inspiration of spring's beautiful delights. I dance with the smell of roses...Read More
Categories: beautiful, celebration, dance, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme

From the Kiowa to the Cree, people sing and dance Prairies ringed with fire —a ghost returns at last (Pine Ridge South Dakota: September, 1994) ...Read More
Categories: dance, native american,
Form: Rhyme
If I were famous
Oh what a dream… None can blame us Innocence wishing If I were famous… Spinning in circles for all to see Hearing the audience cheering for me Running, jumping and striking a pose For I am famous and everyone knows. The best performance...Read More
Categories: age, dance, dream, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dancing for Love
Costa's hummingbirds twisting, swooping and dancing - males mate in seconds ...Read More
Categories: bird, dance, love,
Form: Haiku
Dear fellow being
Dear fellow being, You don't know me But yeah, I was once a hopeless romantic like you Cards and flowers were my favourite And chocolates, my share of happiness Like you, I danced to happy tunes And sang with the...Read More
Categories: dance, break up, cute love,
Form: Free verse

GOD SURE DOES DANCE- In the spring the robins, sing; And in the calming breeze Sunlight seems to twinkle and flash its way O God sure can dance; His nature is everywhere; Everything that moves and breaths, His O my Father can dance,...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, dance, devotion,
Form: Lyric
Warming My Person
It’s freezing in here Why are you in short sleeves dear? How is it I’m always cold? And no I’m not that old! Jump in the air Not in the chair Dance in a circle I’m warming my person Won’t you turn...Read More
Categories: dance, humorous, relationship, song,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Clans, Ilks and Tartans
Clans, Ilks and Tartans Woven into threads of red and black, Girded by grids of white, Distant plaintive bagpipe memories Of sunset over Kilmaurs – A crest that bears a unicorn Touches royal roots As a poet’s tribute to a patron lost Watches...Read More
Categories: dance, family, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Daffodils Sway for Saint Davids Day
Daffodils Sway for Saint David’s Day Daffodil's the charming darlings of Spring Bringing joy that lifts the whole world to sing With their proud displays of nature's bequest They show the earth’s scenery at its best. A golden...Read More
Categories: daffodils, dance, spring, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Model Town had a cinema a long, long time ago It used to cost us ten rupees to see a picture show. Cowboy films and comedies, cartoons and pathe news And intervals in between for us to visit...Read More
Categories: dance, art, black love, city,
Form: Free verse
The Ballad of Derek and Pauline
In loving memory of Derek, 1932 - 2021, and Pauline North, 1931 - 2021 I know what I like, my love And I like what I see I wonder if you’d like to take My hand and dance with...Read More
Categories: children, daffodils, dance, happiness,
Form: Ballad
Written Yesterday For Today
Me being first On the scene Seen by now By 159 people My Muse's poetic Excremental accident Accidentally left me without Any comments by those that had Witnessed The crime...Read More
Categories: allegory, anxiety, dance, hilarious,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Gods colour brush
blue sky with white clouds white swans in crystal blue stream blue crocus white snow! 2nd placement Haiku 5,7,5 PS syllable counter Malabika Ray Choudhury sponsored written 25/02/2021 ...Read More
Categories: dance, april, beautiful, beauty, bird,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Dancing To Love's Tune
I had a dream once: That I walked alone Along the other bank of a river: Watched, fascinated, As gentle waters flowed. I saw you dancing by the shore Upon the newly watered grass; How young and lithe you were Pirouetting...Read More
Categories: dance, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Pond's Alive
The fulsome figure of the moon O'er floats midst myrrh and cassia's haze Now piercing darkness' call of loon Whilst rumors swirl amidst the maze Yon swan, young goose swift flap their wings The pond's alive, sweet sings the dove As...Read More
Categories: dance, light, night, song,
Form: Sonnet

Specific Types of Dance Poems

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.

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