~~~~~~~ I’m in the Mood for Dancing ~~~~~~~~

for Octpowrimo Poetry Prompt 17 – Are You Dancing?  and 6-Word Saturday

 “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ― Rumi


Look at me, oh look at me,
oh look at me I’m dancing.
My Salad Days were dancing mad
in sticky-out frocks and waspies.
Twirl and sashay glide and spin
to Victor Sylvester’s saccharine
or Glen Miller’s big band glamour sound.
To In the Mood, flirting and skirting
the other wild dancers
in the Royalty on Friday nights.
Oh for those days that were perfectly free.

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17 Responses to ~~~~~~~ I’m in the Mood for Dancing ~~~~~~~~

  1. restlessjo says:

    Flirting and skirting in your sticky-out frock! I can just picture it 🙂 You’ve had some good times, Viv! And watching Strictly on a Saturday night isn’t so bad 🙂

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  2. I too love those days of “being perfectly free.”

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    Gorgeousness. I got lost in those twirling skirts.

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  4. Bastet says:

    I can hear the music playing and see the skirts twirling … nicely done!

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  5. Those moments when the music takes us! Lovely!

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  6. Candy says:

    sweet bit of nostalgia. makes me want to dance too.

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  7. Heartwarming poem. Inspired me to write a happy poem too 🙂


  8. Misky says:

    I love this. Such a happy poem!



  9. Such style and joy in this piece! Makes me think perhaps I need to find a friend to take a Swing dance class with!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my poem at poetryofthenetherworld dot blogspot dot com

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  10. tialys says:

    I did a Zumba class this morning but that was probably as far from Victor Sylvester and Glen Miller as you can get 😉

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  11. catterel says:

    Oh yes, I remember it well – and scratchy starched petticoats that could ladder your nylons (which had seams down the back —)

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  12. Ron. says:

    I remember dancing in my head & the body following. Now it’s all so only cerebral. Still, dancing’s dancing…

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