Dance to sweat my prayers
Dance to shed my tears
Dance to set my heart free
Dance to let me be me.

Move to shift the emotion
Move to turn black to pink
Move to stop my blood boil
Move to open my heart to think.

Maps made to ecstasy
Travel this odyssey of imagination
Climb step by step closer to bliss
Reaching close and closer to your kiss.

Dance and I feel your lips all over me
feel my body come alive with sensuality
Lose myself inside the magic of your embrace
Music stimulates and my heart starts to race.

Chakradance unblocks all my energy centres
Red: Primal, primitive and sexual
Orange: Sacral, emotive and sensual
Yellow: Power, clarity and fire
Pink/Green: Love of you…Love of me
Blue: Voice to speak my heart
Indigo: To see with my imagination and soul
Purple: To be one with the universe in spirit

My heart expands…My mind explores
I move to a state of wonder and enchantment
And create a world of dreams.

Five Rhythms takes me outside my stress
Flowing I move to the yin, the moon the ebb and flow
Staccato I connect to the beat of the city street
Chaos I release the wild fire in the pain the pleasure
Lyrical I dance of the siren, the playful courtesan
Stillness I meditate to silence that contains and embraces my soul.

Belly dance gets me in touch with my inner goddess
with my tummy power and intuition
It enables me to know who I am
to move from deep within my feminine core
The power and passion and
confidence not to hide.

Salsa to climb inside my sexuality
to touch, taste and feel the passion
to move my body to the steps
and to mirror the rhythm
And inhale the excitement of the beat.

Deeper I go inside my soul
The more I enter the dance
the more that I feel whole
Fragments of colour, hue and tone
Seem to merge and create a textured art
Expand beyond my imagination
Move my body outside the limitations of mind
and into the state of trance
I feel the joie de vivre breathe in my blood
Oh my I just love to dance!!!!!!

© Anthea Slade 2009
By Anthea Slade 23 April 2009

Dance featured in Poetry & Beautiful Women 24 April 2009

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • sandraellen
    sandraellenalmost 6 years ago

    Anthea…i am dancing too, glorious words, freedom and rhythm
    Just wonderful ……as are the pics
    sandra xx

  • Yes I am glad you are dancing too my friend Sandra…I truly love to dance and be the dance…Am thrilled you liked and favourite Dance. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • John Sunderland
    John Sunderlandalmost 6 years ago

    I danced with you in your words, like Sandra this morning, and the sun streaming through the windows made a spotlight in the room.

  • John thank you for your beautiful words and for dancing with me in my words. I love the description of the sun creating a spot light in your room. This is a lovely image.

    – Anthea Slade

  • cathrinedp
    cathrinedpalmost 6 years ago

    incredible rythm to this Anthea. Felt the whole piece swell and move and grow. Gorgeous

  • Oh thank you dear Cathrine for seeing the rhythm of my Dance and feeling the piece swell…This is such a beautiful response.

    – Anthea Slade

  • calves
    calvesalmost 6 years ago

    wow this is wonderful Anthea!!!
    LOVE this:)

  • Dear Claudia I am so thrilled you love my poem dance :) xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Marilyns
    Marilynsalmost 6 years ago

    wow , this is a so sweet poem about dancing , its an invitation to dance and sensualty ! your paintings and poem side by side made me spend a beautiful time dear Anthea !!thank you :)

  • Oh dear Marilyn…yes this is an invitation to dance and be sensual and to engage in the extreme excitement being fully alive…I wanted to celebrate the happiness that fills me when I dance. I love your comment so very much and that you like how I placed my dance paintings beside my poem. Your comments are always so beautiful thank dear sis Marilyn. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Marilyns
    Marilynsalmost 6 years ago

    ????i cant favor it ! oh ! you should put all these poems in writtings so visitors could favor them !

  • Oh Marilyn are you having problems favouriting this poem with the paintings because I just tried to favour it and it worked. Please let me know if you can’t favour this?

    – Anthea Slade

  • S .
    S .almost 6 years ago

    this was a really fun and beautiful read
    great work anthea

    love that feminine core haha

  • So glad you enjoyed this read Shoaib and that you love the feminine core…you have made my day featuring my poem Dance in your wonderful Group Poetry and Beautiful Women…I will dance to that :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • JonoCarrick
    JonoCarrickalmost 6 years ago

    wow! an odyssey of seduction, passion and desire. really impressed by this one madamé slade.

  • Oh Jono thank you for your most beautiful response to Dance. Your comment is poetry in itself. Gorgeous.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Lior Goldenberg
    Lior Goldenbergalmost 6 years ago

    Written in the rhythm of salsa… so lovely and passionate Anthea!

  • Oh Lior I love that you feel Dance is written in the rhythm of Salsa..and your comment is just wonderful. Thank you so much my friend Lior.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Marilyns
    Marilynsalmost 6 years ago

    i could favor it today dear sis :)
    redbubble is often slow and silly for me at night
    maybe overcrowded loll -love :)

  • Oh I am so glad Marilyn that you could favour this today.
    Thank you so very much for this. Have a beautiful weekend.

    – Anthea Slade

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