Dedicated to Dr. Selma H. Burke, now in another world with angels like the ones she has sculpted.
It seemed to me that, in a sense, her truest gift
within her heart,
not hands, or mind or toil;
But rather, in her sharing soul.
Wisdom flowed through strong soft words
and chiselled from my static pose
a whirling dancer (she would know)
unlike the one which came before.
long ago had shared the secret
we should know --
of giving all,
Selma shared that rule of thumb
with one wanting so to pass it on --
emphasizing the words, "then some."
Now dancer dances Selma's song.
With pirouettes across the page,
dancer dances words she gave --
her ink portrays
echoing Selma's "then some" ways --
inspired by Selma's "then some" prayers.
[This message has been edited by iliana (12-16-2003 03:22 AM).]