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Eternal Dance.......a repost, but one of my favorites

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hoot_owl_rn
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Eternal Dance

In the moonlight, shadows dancing
Their bodies intertwined as one
Two together, now romancing
The moonlit waltz has just begun

In the moonlight, they are swaying
In this dance they’ve danced before
No sound, no rhythm, no music playing
They tread as one, the two, once more

In the moonlight, shadows dancing
In quiet stillness, watch them now
Their fluid motion, so entrancing
The dance, it seems, a sacred vow

In the moonlight, tears are falling
And she murmurs, cries his name
He pulls her closer as she’s calling
It all has changed, but yet’s the same

In the moonlight, shadows dancing
Her voice to him, it does implore
As time and morning are advancing
She whispers to him, “Evermore”

In the moonlight, watch them swaying
No longer are they flesh and bones
While underground, their bodies laying
Here amongst the aged tombstones

In the moonlight, shadows dancing
Things happen that we can’t explain
So two souls, discovery chancing
Kiss, as it begins to rain

In the moonlight, Love has risen
As daylight breaks, they disappear
They’ve now released their earthly prison
Or were they ever really here?





 To love means never to be afraid of the windstorms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 05-11-2000 08:46 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, This is fabulous, I love it, thanks for reposting it cause I seemed to have missed it before.  
Kellsue
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2 posted 05-11-2000 08:54 AM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

What a beautiful poem...thanks for re-posting it so that us "Newbies" would have a chance to read it!

~Kelly


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

Butterflies_dont_cry
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3 posted 05-11-2000 09:14 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Ruth* This is magnificent and now one of my favorites as well, I saw them...dancing. Thank you for sharing this once more.
wayoutwalt
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4 posted 05-11-2000 09:17 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

woowoo yuh i love this one bigtime
TerryW
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5 posted 05-11-2000 09:39 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Ruth,
     I really love this one.   Especially the very last line:

Or were they ever really here?

That brings it all together.  This was wonderful!  Thank you for reposting!

Love Ya~

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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6 posted 05-11-2000 09:53 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

More lovely than before because I know your heart more today.........:0

 A man does not love a woman because she is beautiful...But she is beautiful because he loves her.


Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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7 posted 05-11-2000 11:12 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

I really love this one!  Enticing, mysterious, loving and very haunting.  Especially the last line.  I missed this before.  Thanks for the repost!
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8 posted 05-11-2000 11:18 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Oh Ruthie,
This literally gave me goose bumps. Such vivid detail in this. I can see how this could be one of your favorites, "cause now it's one mine too.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

Denise
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9 posted 05-11-2000 11:23 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is the one that led to the challenge 'In the moonlight, shadows dancing'! How could I ever forget that one! It led to one of my favorite ones that I ever wrote too! Thanks for reposting this, Ruth! It brought back some fun memories for me too! This is also one of my favorites of yours!

Denise
REBECCA ALLYN
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10 posted 05-11-2000 11:34 AM       View Profile for REBECCA ALLYN   Email REBECCA ALLYN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for REBECCA ALLYN

WOW!! that is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read!! just wonderfully PERFECT!!

LOTS of LUV,
Becky
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11 posted 05-11-2000 05:27 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

and now its one of my favs too!!
EXCELLENT hoot-girl!!
so glad I got to see it.
thanx for the repost.
later-hoot-gator
jm
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12 posted 05-11-2000 05:43 PM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

I really like this poem. I am so glad you decided to repost it because I didn't get a chance to read it the first time.
Dark Angel
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13 posted 05-11-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I'm so glad you reposted this beautiful poem Ruth. I love it so much!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


brian madden
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14 posted 05-11-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Wow... I have to agree with the others.. an absolutely beautiful poem. May I have the next dance?
vandana
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15 posted 05-11-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

I like your poem very much,yet it's my one of your favoriate poem too.Thanks for reposting this poem.
Gemini
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16 posted 05-11-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Dear Hoot, this one was absolutely beautiful!
Meadowmuse
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Ruth, this is easily one of my favorites of your lovely poems...so delicate, passionate and questioning. Love it!

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


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18 posted 05-12-2000 11:58 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh goose bumps is right!  This one was pure magic at the beginning, and then had a spooky air towards the ending for some reason!  Kind of a mysterious twist!  I think me needs to read it again, girl!  Mystically breathtaking indeed!  Now I know why it's one of your fav's!  *curtsies to ya!*    
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone...glad you liked it too
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