I DON'T WANNA DANCE

by Antonio Gil February. 06, 2015 4437 views

Secrets of the Universe

You’re waiting for a bus at Ward and Baker
and a woman comes up to you
and asks for a dance.
You tell her you don’t want to dance
for there is too much snow
and not enough music
and she says you didn’t mind
dancing with me last night.
And when you tell her she’s mistaken
you didn’t dance with her or anyone last night
she says oh yes you did
and when you ask where
she says up there
on the roof
and she points to the roof of Hipperson Hardware.
In fact, she says, as her voice drops
and a shy look comes into her eyes
I’ve even danced with you on other planets
Venus and Mars for instance
and then she walks away
leaving you to wonder about the part of your life
that is secret even from you.


From Why Are You So Sad? Selected Poems of David W. McFadden, by David McFadden
Poems copyright © David W. McFadden 2007

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Kris 6 years, 3 months ago

you should dance like nobody's watching. lol :)) eventhough there's not enough music, you could whistle or hum your favorite tune.. if there is too much snow, put on some extra clothing. just dance and you'll feel great. :) will put that into my favorites.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 6 years, 3 months ago

Great edit Antonio!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 6 years, 3 months ago

Superbe! vraiment bien fait!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 3 months ago

Aller au delà du miroir...

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 6 years, 3 months ago

Have another drink and get out there! Great post my friend.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Louise Hayes 6 years, 3 months ago

But I love to dance and they look like they are dancing!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 3 months ago

I saved this one Antonio, for the great image, and also for the poem. I really like both of them.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Nynke 6 years, 3 months ago

don't worry, I won't make you dance if you don't want to....... but you don't know what you're missing! :)) I love the poem Antonio, keeping this one in my favs and will look at it whenever I get stuck in this reality and need to believe again in those fairytales that make life shine :))

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson 6 years, 3 months ago

Love the title! Perfect :) and I dont want to either !

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Dany 6 years, 3 months ago

Un poème qui me fait rêver !

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Chris Cann 6 years, 3 months ago

This is one fantastic shot Antonio, straight into my faves.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 6 years, 3 months ago

oh my! this is amazing! into my favs!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful shot..I could gaze at it and zone out :-)

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 6 years, 3 months ago

dizzy!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 6 years, 3 months ago

Great post.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Don Baird 6 years, 3 months ago

Great photo.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 3 months ago

One is divided into 4 parts
I) That which everyone knows about you, even you.
2) That which nobody knows about you, only you ( your secret garden).
3) That which everyone knows about you - but you don't!
4) That which nobody knows about you, not even you - so there's much to discover - which is why you should dance until the end of time.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Magdalena Zet 6 years, 3 months ago

Oh my! It's an amazing composition: the title, the photo and the poem! :) The Life is full of Secrets! :)

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