Sunday, June 16, 2013

Magpie 173

Marc Chagall ~ La Promenade ~ 1918

At The Square Dance

swing your gal

up off the ground
swing your lady
round and round
meet your partner
bow down low
promenade
and do-si-do
three steps forward
back again
kiss your partner
mind that grin
allemande left
allemande right
lighter than air
hold her tight






31 comments:

  1. very fun poems Helen! Cheers- have a gret day!

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  2. Oh, I love this one....want to get out there and dance!!

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  3. haha if you swing her that hard, you better hold on tight...smiles....

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  4. They are definitely high on life ! Nice do si do !

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  5. lol at Brian. :)

    I'm tapping my toes!

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  6. I wonder if she is inflatable ? ,

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  7. I could hear music in my head! Pretty cool!

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  8. This dances along - lovely! . . . and it made me smile, thank you:-)

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  9. Russian Jew living over 100 years ago. I love that you turned it into a square dance. Totally fits the picture!

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  10. very lyrical...dancing with the wind. lovely.

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  11. Thank you, Helen, for this nice Square Dance poem. I too was swinging that gal. We used to have a square dance once a year at our church but haven't now for a couple of years. So, I haven't square danced lately.
    ..

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  12. I love where your mind went. The only square-dancing term I can remember from yonder school years is "Star promenade, go walking with your maid". I hadn't thought about that in years. You made me smile this afternoon.

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  13. Tapping my toes to this one. Love how you mind saw square dance in the image.

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  14. I liked the haiku best - can't beat saying the most with the least words. :)

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  15. They're both exhilarating, Helen, but I liked the haiku the best.

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  16. You really caught both the whimsy and the undercurrent of discontent in these poems ...

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  17. Makes me want to get up and promenade!

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  18. I like them both! Swing your partner, indeed!

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  19. Hi Helen....this made me think of our Seniors from the YMCA water areobics class....every Christmas when we would have our party they would come in square dance garb and give us non dancers a good show...

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  20. Love that square dance calling!

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  21. Yes, don't forget to kiss her and hold her tight. (be careful on those lifts! :)

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  22. This cheered mu up no end and brought a huge grin to my face for the first time today. Thank you.

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  23. Two great ideas, well worked out. The haiku in two voices is particularly neat.

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  24. Yup - my feet were stomping along to a random tune accompanying your words! Thanks - enjoyed that!

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  25. The haiku was fun, but that last one takes the cake. Loved it!

    =)

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