Quiet Intermission

Quiet Intermission
The glade is quiet now,
the dancers gone to rest,
but not for long—
until the next celebration
brings them together once again
to dance in wild abandon.

The glade is quiet now
while the dancers rest—
The magic though remains.
We see it in the leaves
that quiver still,
and in the grasses
that sway, still in harmony.
The embers glow,
waiting to be fanned into flame once more,
ready to reflect the shadows of the dancers.

The glade is silent now
while the dancers slumber—
 Rest well, ye Tribal Dancers,
as we await along with beasts,
and birds, the finned and scaled,
until the Moon sees fit
to light the glade again.
We await
while stars move across the endless sky,
until the flickering flames flare
to announce once more
the overture of beating drums
and your return,  leaping shadows in the night.
Rest well, Tribal Daughters
rest well while our hearts in sacred silence await.
 Vi Jones©January 6, 2007 

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~ by woodnymph on January 6, 2007.

6 Responses to “Quiet Intermission”

  1. You hushed the woods with a single breath. We all wait for the drums to start.
    –Inkspirit

  2. So beautifully written – vivid.

  3. even in the woods …
    the song between the notes,
    space between our breaths —

    brought to focus by gentle words,

    that I praise

    papa

  4. Thank you all for your kind responses. And thank you to whoever straightened out the mess that WP made of my poem. A smile and a hug for you.

  5. I am so glad to see you posting – this is just lovely!

  6. I agree that the woods hushed as this was read Vi. It is simply magnificent. All we need is the sounds of drumming and a lively pan flute melody.

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