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Ted Reynolds
since 1999-12-15
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0 posted 2000-07-05 11:53 AM

                Come dance in the garden
                     with Lilith and Pan.
                          There's a lord for each lady,
                               a maid for each man.
                The sound of their piping
                     will banish all care.
                          Come dance in the gardens--
                               they wait for you there.
                Come dance with each stranger,
                     and love one, perchance.
                          A faint wisp of danger
                               is lost in the dance,
                For a cool breeze will pardon
                     each maid and each man
                          That dance in the garden
                               With Lilith and Pan.

                Now evening flows in
                     and the dusk-shadows rise,
                          but we still are drawn on
                               by the sparks of his eyes.
                There are creeper and vine
                     our swift feet to ensnare,
                          but we twirl on, enmeshed
                               in the swirl of her hair.
                We weave to their power
                     and crush underfoot
                          each grass-blade and flower,
                               each thistle and root.
                Cicada and cricket
                     all join the pavane
                          as we dance in the thicket
                               with Lilith and Pan.

                Now the two lead us on
                     to the depths of the wood,
                          While our hands start to stray
                               and our kisses draw blood.
                With thigh and breast pressing
                     their flesh-hungry claims,
                          we circle, caressing
                               the rim of the flames.
                The flames toss and flicker,
                     they weave their web higher,
                          they whisper and snicker
                               of lust and desire.
                It's high time for turning,
                     escape, if you can,
                          or dance in the burning
                               with Lilith and Pan.

[This message has been edited by Ted Reynolds (edited 07-05-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 Ted Reynolds - All Rights Reserved
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since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
1 posted 2000-07-05 11:58 AM

Hi Ted,

Glad to see you submit this one. As I recall, it was one of the first poems I read and fell in love with when I first joined the PIP family. Also glad to see you edited so we can vote.


since 2000-07-05
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2 posted 2000-07-05 06:57 PM

This is soooooooooooooo good! It reads like a twisted fairytale- dark, mysterious,and full of archetypes. This is exellent!
since 1999-07-26
Posts 184

3 posted 2000-07-05 07:05 PM

this is lovely!
thank you so much for dancing with me... hehe...

seriously, i know you didn't have me in mind, and i'd love to have someone write me this type of poetry... it's very well written... thanks for a lovely read


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Hurricane Alley
4 posted 2000-07-05 08:45 PM

Excellent Ted..I too am happy to place my vote for this one.  
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Whole Sort Of Genl Mish Mash
5 posted 2000-07-05 10:00 PM

This is excellent work, Ted.  
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since 1999-05-20
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
6 posted 2000-07-05 10:04 PM

Love your work... Love your formatting... *Voting ... Watch out for pan...
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Florida's Foreverly Shores
7 posted 2000-07-06 07:14 AM

What a pleasurable read.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Siren's Song
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since 2000-07-02
Posts 17

8 posted 2000-07-07 07:02 PM

Ohhh my.... now to find a dance partner!
Wonderful poem!!

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
9 posted 2000-08-06 10:40 PM

Let's move this one up!
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since 2000-02-02
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10 posted 2000-08-07 02:55 PM

voting with a smile...simply lovely
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since 2000-05-13
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High Springs, Florida
11 posted 2000-08-07 03:02 PM

WONDERFUL!  thanks for letting us join in your dance  


"Half of what i say is meaningless; but i say it so that the other half may reach you."
-Kahlil Gibran

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Blue Heaven
12 posted 2000-08-08 10:28 PM

Wonderful Wonderful


Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

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TEXAS (it's all big)
13 posted 2000-08-08 11:19 PM

this was way witty and great
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