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May I have this Dance

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Wilfred Yeats
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0 posted 11-14-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats


May I have this Dance

“May I have this dance?”
I asked. My heart I hoped
In every word
She sat demure midst friends
Wet rings and glasses
Making orbits on the table

“May I have this dance?”
I asked. My heart flopping
With each syllable I uttered
Her look I prayed
Told of the desire to escape
From the cheap wine
Inane humor
Friends dying of ennui

“May I have this dance?”
I asked.
I finally got the words out
Couldn’t tell if I mumbled
Stumbled, or was loud enough
To be heard

But I smiled as she looked up
And her eyes radiated light
She took me in
I took her up
And our feet
Never touched
The floor




There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~Janet Mar
© Copyright 2000 Wilfred Yeats - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 11-14-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Dancin' the night away... Nice one, Wil..
Butterflies_dont_cry
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2 posted 11-14-2000 08:58 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Sir Poet Bill* This danced across my heart without missing a step...beautiful writing...no woman in her right mind would ever turn down a dance with the king of romance  
Sunshine
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3 posted 11-14-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

yes, please, thank you...

Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, than speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ



inot2B
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4 posted 11-14-2000 10:09 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

I'll save the last dance for you! Hope you don't mind if it's a waltz.
Martie
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Just one question, Bill....is it a tango?
Wilfred Yeats
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6 posted 11-15-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

Nan -
Thought of all the times when - mustering up the courage was tougher than not stepping on her feet - Thanks

Butterflies -
I do not lack the self-confidence today that was so difficult then - and you should know dancing with all the wonderful poetesses here would be a dream come true - Thank you

Karilea-
I checked my card - you're on it for sure   Thank you

inot2b -
I hate to tell you - but the waltz and the polka can throw my feet into a tizzy sometimes - I'm better by far with the latin
But you're on my card   Thank you

Martie-
slow, slow, quick, quick, slow - that's all you need to know - we'll be the hit of the dance floor - Thanks
ethome
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7 posted 11-15-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Part of the problem that magnifies the nervousness is the fear of rejection in front of others...especially when you're really sweet on the honey...this is a great poem!!..bet there isn't a guy out there that can't relate to it.....when you ask and you are successful then just like you wrote ...your feet don't even seem to touch the floor......I really enjoyed this Wilfred!
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8 posted 11-15-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Mind if I cut in?  

Wonderful my friend. . .

----------------------------------------------------

That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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9 posted 11-15-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

WY~ I LOVE THIS!!!! Really, this is perfect......I have a beautiful memory of meeting a gorgeous man by me being the one to ask him to dance.......I thought for sure he'd say no, but he almost jumped at me,(which was cool). This poem took me to that night, thank you for taking me to that fun memory!   -SEA
Paula Finn
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10 posted 11-15-2000 01:42 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

I cant say this is a memory for me...I spent all my highschool dance nights on the back of a motorcycle LOL...dancing to the rhythm of the road. But tis a wonderful write just the same...and I have a couple of dances still open...would love to share them with you
Kethry
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11 posted 11-15-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Wil,
thank you for the ask to dance
I'm always in for light romance
around my waist I feel your hand
as we're moving to the band
Thank you  sir for asking me
the look in your eyes I can plainly see
in rhythm of this dalliance
could become a fine romance
so thank you sir for the chance
and shyly, aksing me to dance.

Wil this response is not to take away from your poem which was fabulous.  Grrrreeeeaaat
write on
Kethry


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12 posted 11-15-2000 03:29 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

You ... um ... did real ... um ... good.  Why are we guys like that?  I've been dancing ballroom for years and still get thataway from time to time.

Thanks for putting it into words ;-)
Wilfred Yeats
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ethome-
Thank you - believe me when I say I remember this gawky ichabod-like character getting many rejections (6'2" 150 lb through HS)

Sven-
Thank you - I truly surprise mysellf at times- - you've not seen the unposted

SEA-
I remember that night- I'd jump again ~G~
(seriously- Thank you so much I needed to read your response today for the smile it brought.)

Paula -
places on the card still open - I'm sure we'll look good on the floor - - if you promise to not wear that black leather motorcycle jacket ~G~

Kethry-
You must know I'm a sucker for poetic responses - I truly love them - and this one too ~G~

Interloper-
It's funny - some women command the room with such imperial presense - we can hesitate even when our confidence is high - I agree - thanks
lucky
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14 posted 11-16-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Bill,
first of all, this is very good... and secondly.. will you check my reply to you on "the bet" I like to see sometimes how much people know and read. Do forgive dear sir. No hurt intended.

dale
Corinne
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What a magical moment!

Corinne
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16 posted 08-20-2005 01:09 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I actually had a partner like that myself once, and thanks for that memory.
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