Marion Rockwood

Dancing for a Dream

The sun and moon circle,
Work in tandem,
Together in a waltz.

A leader must be steadfast.
His words cannot waltz
First in one direction
And then in another.

In one year,
The four seasons cycle,
Hemisphere by hemisphere,
Waltzing around the earth.

The author uses words
With ambitious goals,
As the waltz is a dancer’s tool.

The repressive summer heat
Stifles any urges to waltz.

The ballerina uses her slippers
To captivate,
To perform a waltz.

Leaves of red, brown, and yellow,
Newly released from captivity,
Flutter softly,
As in a waltz.

The intellectual pairs with a text
For a waltz of knowledge.

The drops fall down
With the steady, melodic
Rhythm of a waltz.

The army and enemy
Prepare for a violent waltz
With weapons.

The flat, smooth stone
Skitters in a waltz
Across the pond.

Any man would be jealous
Of a shadow that
Is free to waltz.


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