“Why I Let Her Dance at All”, a poem from Linda Willows

Once before
a lullaby.
then all goodbyes.
to the heart of vows
turned a life,
the corner of
all that motioned
and sweetened love.

We were dances,
we had heart.
We knew melodies
that hope did start.

As gentle ones,
we lifted free,
in those dear flights,
she danced.
It was me.

We flew, we roamed-
in faraway lights,
and dreamed of a life
in a sweet Jubilee.

Then as if
in an embryo
lit in distant space adrift
all faded far
to times ago,
curtained within
my memory’s glow.

Turning back,
I can see her call,
asking why
I let her fall.
Why she broke
in such enthrall,
why I let her dance at all.

Come again
and be with me
know that home
is safe and free.
Stretch and
step love forward till
we dance
the all
of love that fills.

© 2017  Linda Willows

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