Poem: Wordless Dancing

Wordless

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If I told you that I’ve figured it out
You probably shouldn’t believe me
But, if by chance, you find me
You need not ask me why
Simply discover what makes you dance
And dance!
Then, if our paths shall cross again
We may dance together
In that place where there are no words


I wrote this poem, Wordless , first as an attempt to describe a parting of ways; but, in writing this poem, I discovered that in a deeper way, that living authentically could very well lead to joining up again, if it is meant to be; and if it is meant to be, that joining up again with the good, that is, what is meant to be.  This poem represents part of the common everyday struggle to “figure out” the world, other people, and what they may need.  However, it dawned on me that by discovering and living that which makes one dance, the rest doesn’t really matter that much, or at least is out of one’s .  In the end, or perhaps along the , if two or more people come together dancing, then getting caught up in what the other person is doing or needs is not so important, and dancing together need not be described (or may not even be describable) but merely experienced.  And as much as we influence one another, our own ability to dance freely and authentically is perhaps the best to bring about dancing freely and authentically and others.  I find this theme of differentiating oneself, finding oneself, and relating to others, creating authentic , a theme.  It strikes me that a great part of is being able to dance both while alone and with others.  I am attracted to the and wordless of poetic strivings, meditating upon that which is paradoxical, at least apparently paradoxical, and finding some synchronicity or synthesis.  It seems that such meditations are infinite and unending, in the sense that is a and not resolved once and for all, except perhaps in , which of course is not normally seen as .  I like the of dancing because it connotes in a process that is flowing and , and least that is when some people dance; or least it can be to the one dancing even if it doesn’t appear to someone observing the dancer.  Dancing also seems to connote and engagement in the world as opposed to an outwardly motionless type of .  This seems to embody a more naturally contagious way of being.  Hopefully, in this short poem, you will find meditations that will help you articulate better in words that which you feel and , and bring you experiences, in that place where words are not only inadequate but unnecessary.  Well, that ends the rather lengthy, wordy dissertation on a short poem that perhaps should be allowed to stand on its own two feet; or better yet, dance.

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