Sunday, September 16, 2012

We're still dancing


Venus and The Sailor, 1925, by Salvador Dali


We’re still dancing

We’ve danced all night and skipped rope together
You spinning double tied to the railings coated in ice and then my hand

We’ve washed the dishes dried the dishes turned the dishes over
You standing  to swing against the sky in the cold autumn night: some naughty children on the run

And still you love me amongst the baby carriages and the flapping nappies and you’ve forgiven the passion-killer undies conceding defeat in the face of comfort

Ones we shared when the bundle of shared existence was too tight to separate for clean clothes or appearances

The shaken heads with wisdom telling it would never last
Never last once the lust had burned itself out

Still waiting
Still dancing all night 




Thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the image and inspiration.  Please read more here at http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

22 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh this is lovely...I had to read it out loud to myself...thank you...such a treat...

Jinksy said...

How great to prove the doubters wrong! :)

Kay said...

i don't know why but this made me a bit teary.....it is a beautiful piece ...xx

Brian Miller said...

too tight to separate for clean clothes...well now that is surely close...smiles...ha...the passion killer undies made me smile as well...really a lovely write...

Cat or Dog said...

sweet. cheers.

jabblog said...

I love the skipping rhythm.

It's so good when love outlasts lust;-)

Catfish Tales said...

Love the fact that you both are still dancing. Cooler than cool

Little Nell said...

This si the theme I drew from the prompt too, but mine was a lot more flippant; yours is lovely.

Little Nell said...

This si the theme I drew from the prompt too, but mine was a lot more flippant; yours is lovely.

Kathe W. said...

wonderful poem for the years spent together!

Laurel's Quill said...

"passion killer undies" LOL! I kinda got hung up on her undies. too!!

Laurie Kolp said...

Love the romantic element that love endures through the years.

Dick Jones said...

A graceful and lyrical tribute to the endurance of love beyond passion.

izzy said...

Through thick and thin ! thanks-

Stafford Ray said...

Yes! Fun filled and romantic and with the message that the romance needs to be fed to remain alight.

Margaret said...

The undies don't stay on for long, so who cares :). I like to thinks passion gets better with time, more liesurely, more intimate.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

this is beautiful! beautiful indeed!...

same here, this poem made me think of my present relationship... and we will surely have more dance to do...

Helen said...

I love the positive vibe of your poem ... hope for happiness throughout years of sharing life.

Ann Grenier said...

Wonderful images in your poem Isabelle. I read it with the My Fair Lady tune running through my head. A tribute to forevermore...

Sue said...

Had to smile at the passion-killer undies.

Quite liked this!

=)

Lyn said...

How lucky can you get..even with daily reality always knocking..YES!!

Chris Lawrence said...

Isabel as Tess says you have to read it aloud as you read it has that natural flow