Strictly Dance Mania

Yesterday’s Wordle being on the dark side, I redress the balance here with one of the great joys of the season, written for Poetic Bloomings “Invitation to the Dance” prompt. Image from Saturday’s Show

Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec

As September draws to a close
excitement and anticipation mount.
The long-awaited day arrives
and Strictly Come Dancing* is back.

Swirls of sequins and long slim legs;
rippling muscles on bare manly chests;
overweight but game twirlers,
glorious athleticism,
rhythm and drama,
grace and beauty,
humour butts in with inept steps.
All is fuel to our enjoyment.

Four weird judges wave their arms,
bandy words with gay abandon
but in the end justice prevails
and by Christmas we will vote
the best pair of dancers
from an eclectic bunch.
It’s over, and we sigh.

* The British equivalent of Dancing with the Stars


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8 Responses to Strictly Dance Mania

  1. I’m a Dancing On Ice girl myself 🙂


  2. Eha says:

    ‘Tis a small world ~ our version is beginning tonight! Thank God, no Simon Cowell . . .


  3. Unfortunately, our “free” network stations are now overrun by talent and “reality” shows, most of which are scripted by producers, including outcomes of competitions.

    And thanks so much for giving us Simon Cowell… he is such a…. gift. (ugh)

    I know many folks who keep up wtih all of them, including the Kardashians and other made-up TV stars. Ironic that I tend to watch BBC-America! Nicely done, Viv. Amy


  4. restlessjo says:

    I love every moment and every single sequin, Viv. I’ll even tolerate Brucie 🙂


  5. colonialist says:

    Most descriptive of a show thatreally steps out and can be addictive.


  6. Dancing with the Stars is a wonderful show! 🙂


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