For Joseph

“Let us read and let us dance –two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.”    –  Voltaire

“The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations.”    –  Maurice Béjart

“Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.”   –  Scott Nilson

For Joseph

The young dancer

Leaps and spins

Spurning gravity

As he re-defines it

Proud pirouette

Etched in crystal


Like the eye

Of a



Like gold leaf

Clinging to the edge

Of a porcelain cup



About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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14 Responses to For Joseph

  1. Lea this is beautiful ! Full of movement and feeling too.

    And obviously dedicated to someone very special.




  2. johncoyote says:

    I like the energy and description in the poem. The strong language and statements gave life to your words. Thank you for the outstanding poetry.

  3. beckarooney says:

    Lea this is one of my favourites of yours, not just becauseof the dance connections but also because of the depth of love there is in every line – I felt every word. Just beautiful x

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Feel the love, see the beauty, wonder if your son is Joseph……….Beautiful!

  5. Eileen says:

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  6. claudia says:

    love the energy and elegance in this…re-define…the strength..eye of the storm…the peace…really cool

  7. cjm76 says:

    You always find the most perfect quotes and then compliment them with your own words. This piece played in my head like a mini-movie. The imagery is magical xoxo

    • leamuse says:

      Carly, you are so sweet to say so. I must admit a strong addiction to great quotes. It is fun to find one or two to go with a piece or perhaps inspire the writing? xoxoxo

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