Dance Steps

Dance Steps

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(funny how the mind wanders in half sleep)

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silhouettes of leaves
flamenco on half drawn blinds
play me Rodrigo

© 2020 Chris Shaw


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And off to dreamysleeps you go. Unless of course you woke up when you thought this and had to write it down in case you forgot it. I hate it when that happens. It makes you all crotchety and then you go snapping at people for asking you a perfectly reasonable question...
Don't you?
Don't you?
Don't you?
No, just me then 😀

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

I was in half wake up mode. Still treading in dreamland, but I did appreciate this little bit of nat.. read more



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The morning view. First thing we can see. If it is nature. It is music. Very nice use of words dear Chris.
Coyote

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Lovely to wake up to Coyote. I certainly appreciated it, as I do your valued visits. Thank you my fr.. read more
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1 Year Ago

Hello dear Chris and you are welcome.
Oh, I love this....when the sunlight dances through the blinds in the early moments of the day, the mind dances right along with it. Good one. Lydi**

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Lydi* for your encouragement. Always good to have a visit from you.

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As a tinkerer on a guitar, I have always appreciated a good flamenco guitar player ... Segovia being the master, but Django Reinhardt could certainly play.
Couldn't help but consider the Pasa Doble scene from Strictly Ballroom as the shadows dancing on your half drawn blinds.

Thanks Chris ... needed something a bit more peaceful than what is going on at the moment.

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Ted Kniffen

1 Year Ago

The wife and I took ballroom dance lessons for three years, so can understand the discipline require.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Well done you for keeping that discipline up for three years. So sad your wife's car accident has ha.. read more
Ted Kniffen

1 Year Ago

Oh we do Chris ... we do.
enjoyed your senryu,
Rather part awake or part sleep or in between this is wonderful

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Kymbeteigh, I appreciate your thoughts and your visit.

Chris
Half sleep or wide awake, your words have a dream like soft quality that I love. :) Julie

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Julie for your lovely response. All good wishes.

Chris
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A lovely senryu, Chris. I have two left feet so there is no chance I'll be copying those leaves any time soon. Its a fine scene to wake up to first thing in the morning, though. An original senryu.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Picasso, I appreciate your thoughts as well as your visit. You are welcome on my page.
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dear Chris... I googled your Artist... his music 🎶 is just what we need to soothe our ruffled feathers after all the “storms of devastation
created by Riots in our Cities after bad judgement was used to subdue a man who died
from police brutality. We have come so far to fall into a situation that is Insane. Your poem is
a Balm that gives us hope. truly, Pat


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

If my poem offers you a soothing balm in troubled times Pat, I can ask no more. Many thanks for your.. read more
This surely goes to the list of my favorites in Haiku. It makes me imagine different postures given by the leaves while dancing flamenco. I must say your thoughts ran a beautiful show in half sleep mode.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear moog-drika, thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging response. You are appreciated.
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and dance within the shadows of a robust moonlight.
wonderful senryu, Chris.
here i am reading this, and watching Romeo and Juliet...the scene when Tybalt and Mercutio draw their swords and have the duel which Romeo unfortunately gets in between...
Play me Mercutio...and then the silhouettes of two slain cousins...
j.
j.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

So pleased you enjoyed this senryu Jacob. Romeo and Juliet, always worth revisiting. A Shakespeare.. read more
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A lovely image, dear Chris, especially one written in half sleep! Must have been a wonderful scene to experience first thing in the morning and your description is spot on. Flamenco, Rodrigo....so originally described. Much enjoyed! :))

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Jamila for your continued encouragement. Pleased you enjoyed the read.

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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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