Welcome to National Poetry Month day twenty-nine. Today I have fellow belly dancer, author and poet Rebecca Wolf-Nail. I love her comparison of dancing and poety. After reading the poem below, check out her website for belly dancing, mysteries and murder. Enjoy!
First of all, thank you Sonya for this wonderful blog and the opportunity to contribute.
For me, poetry picks up where prose leaves off. It’s like the difference between dancing and walking—walking gets you someplace, but dancing taps into your very soul and conveys much more. We can describe many things in traditional, full-sentence writing, but poetry gives us the chance to break free from the rules and write what we feel or see.
Why we dance
It’s not because we are happy
We dance when we’re sad
It’s not because we are sad
We dance when we’re happy
It’s not because the sun shines
We dance in the dark
It’s not because of the dark
We dance in the light
Because the music calls us
We dance because we are alive
You might as well ask
“Why do you breathe?”
Rebecca Wolf-Nail Copyright 2014
Bio: I am a writer, composer and belly dancer. I recently published my first murder mystery, Murder at the Arabian Nights—A Belly Dance Mystery!
Twitter: Rebecca Wolf-Nail @RebeccaWolfNail