Beanery Online Literary Magazine

June 18, 2011

Flamenco Dancer

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

FLAMENCO DANCER

Jean Isobel Myers

The sounds of a Flamenco Dancer, once heard

shall ne’er be forgotten

with stealth like movements,

she appears, grace floats, without a sound

emerging from the perimeter of the spotlight

not wanting to detract from her benefactor,

the accompanist

strumming e’er so slowly

chanting, an introduction

oh so, haunting a sound

but, to the untrained ear

not understood

 

a cat-like figure , willowy

now appears under the spotlight

sculpted features, a graceful form

and now the guitar raises it’s strum,

a crescendo,

the dancer

raises her arms e’er so slowly

wrists turned, palms bent towards the sky

forming an arched oval above her head

beads of sweat formed on her sinewy spine 

and now the golpes begin 

in synchronicity with the dancers feet

stomping, tapping, swirling, fingers snapping, 

chants of encouragement from the crowd, ole, ole, ee- Ow

head erect, eyes straight forward, spin, spin, then stomp, stop.

stare only to re-invent

the sounds, oh the sounds, on a hardwood floor

resonating, resonating , passion.

the vision from start to an end, a prance, to a dance

a toque virtuoso, romance

~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

ADDITIONAL READING:

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Part 2—Wanna Be Fame

Idlewild Amusement Park Memories

A Non-Poet Celebrates National Poetry Month

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2 Comments »

  1. “grace floats without a sound” that line cought my attention, also the poem presents the image in a few lines !

    Comment by Dmitri — June 18, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  2. Thank you Dmitri, I wrote this immediately after viewing a performance in Pittsburgh. I’m now a big fan of Flamenco.

    Comment by Jean myers — June 21, 2011 @ 10:59 am | Reply


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