Monday, December 29, 2008

LXV - Vertical Expression

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riseoutofme asked if I can dance. This is a loaded question!


Vertical Expression

Dancing is said to inspire
An improper horizontal desire;
I find it discrete
To have two left feet,
It keeps me from playing with fire.

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© J Cosmo Newbery
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9 comments:

  1. sooooooo....
    translation ...
    can't dance worth a hoot ..

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  2. Wow, you are just a wellspring of rhyme. I can barely keep up with your posts. Clever boy. I like this one a lot. Perhaps you are channeling Cole Porter?

    Do you sing? Play the piano, perhaps? I can almost envision you at the piano singing Mad Dogs and Englishmen... Weird.

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  3. Your discretion is admirable, I'm sure
    For the wannabes so chaste and so pure
    But give me a beat
    For the incomparable feat
    And the flames I will bravely endure.

    I suspect you are a schmoozer, Mr. Newberry.

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  4. Yeah... I'll use that as my excuse, too.

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  5. Everytime I see American in Paris, that opening with Gene Kelly.
    You know the one I mean....where he gets up in the morning and is choreographed through his day's start?

    I always feel that dancing is easy. Like it's just a case of where can I put the camera....
    a shuffle over there, a slide to right here...suddenly a dancer's heart!

    So what if we stumble, fumble and fart?
    two left feet's better'n no feet at all.
    And anyway, it is just a dancer's heart
    that keeps us from dancing at the Queen's Ball.

    (well, that and not being invited, of course)

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  6. I have no doubt you would get an invitation Boneman!

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  7. Wait, it is dancing that inspires that desire!?

    "Oh honey," she calls to hubby, "put on a record. I feel the need to do a bit of dancing."

    :)

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