DANCE POEMS

The Lobster-Quadrille
'Will you walk a little faster?' said a whiting to a snail,
'There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle -- will you come and join the dance?
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Lewis Carroll

Dance To It
Well hey Miss Go-Go won't you stop for a minute
Cause the song you dance to it got somethin' in it
There's a lotta things those long funny words can teach ya
Yeah but the words don't reach ya
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Shel Silverstein

Streets [English]
Let's dance the jig!

Above all else I loved her eyes,
More clear than stars of cloudless skies,
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Paul Verlaine

The Dancers: (During A Great Battle, 1916)
The floors are slippery with blood:
The world gyrates too. God is good
That while His wind blows out the light
For those who hourly die for is -
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Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell

Once More, The Round
What's greater, Pebble or Pond?
What can be known? The Unknown.
My true self runs toward a Hill
More! O More! visible.
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Theodore Roethke

The Lobster Quadrille
“Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail.
“There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle-will you come and join the dance?
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Lewis Carroll

Basket Dance
Dance!
Dance!
The priest is yellow with sunflower meal,
He is yellow with corn-meal,
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Amy Lowell

Those Who Do Not Dance
A crippled child
Said, â??How shall I dance?â?
Let your heart dance
We said.
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Gabriela Mistral

The Magpie Lark
By lagoons and reedy places,
Where the little river races
By the lips of dreaming pools
Where the soothing water cools
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Reciprocal Invitation To The Dance
THE INDIFFERENT.

COME to the dance with me, come with me, fair one!

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Great Drum
The circle of the Earth is the head of a great drum;
With the day, it moves upward - booming;
With the night, it moves downward - booming;
The day and the night are its song.
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Anonymous Americas

A Dirge Of Joy
Oh! this is a joyful dirge, my friends, and this is a hymn of praise;
And this is a clamour of Victory, and a pæan of Ancient Days.
It isnâ??t a Yelp of the Battlefield; nor a Howl of the Bounding Wave,
But an ode to the Things that the War has Killed, and a lay of the Festive Grave.
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Henry Lawson

The Valse
When to sweet music my lady is dancing
My heart to mild frenzy her beauty inspires.
Into my face are her brown eyes a-glancing,
And swift my whole frame thrills with tremulous fires.
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Paul Laurence Dunbar

The Baby's Dance
Dance little baby, dance up high,
Never mind baby, mother is by;
Crow and caper, caper and crow,
There little baby, there you go;
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Ann Taylor

Came The Great Popinjay
CAME the great Popinjay
Smelling his nosegay:
In cages like grots
The birds sang gavottes.
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Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell

Came The Great Popinjay
Came the great Popinjay
Smelling his nosegay:
In cages like grots
The birds sang gavottes.
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Dame Edith Sitwell

The Lost Dancer
Spatial depths of being survive
The birth to death recurrences
Of feet dancing on earth of sand;
Vibrations of the dance survive
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Jean Toomer

.Life is A Dance In The Rain
It's raining, it's quiet, only i can hear the rain,
Freshness of air is invading my breath,
The echo of drops falling, the purity of the sky,
It's giving me peace and relieves my pain.
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Cristina Teodor

A Banjo Song
W'en de banjos wuz a-ringin',
An' de darkies wuz a-singin',
Oh, wuzen dem de good times sho!
All de ole folks would be chattin',
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James Weldon Johnson

Up, Then, Dance We To The Song
Up, then, dance we to the song,
Care, for ever be thou gone!
Firm at length shall be my step,
High again my spirit leap!
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Walther von der Vogelweide

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