Saturday, April 09, 2011

define dancing

i know he's heroic and all
but i imagine Clark taking Lois
dancing after dinner

he'd hold her tight
and they'd slow dance
on the clouds

so that when he set her down
on the balcony
of her high-rise apartment

the hem of her dress
would be damp as if
she had walked on dewy grass

* * * * *

This poem was written in response to the musical ekphrasis prompt at NaPoWriMo.

As I was reading poems, I was listening to my writing playlist, which includes a number of soundtracks. "Define Dancing" by Thomas Newman from the Wall-E soundtrack came on and caught my attention. Then I flashed on that scene in the movie, which got me thinking about the hero dancing with his love.


  1. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Very creative and sweet!I like that music inspired you to write it.

  2. This is wonderful - very imaginative and fresh. Nice work!

    Thanks for your comment on my site too, btw. (stars and willows) :)

  3. I love this one Mr. Walker. It is light hearted and charming. I love the last stanza. Thank you for a bit of whimsy today!

  4. Anonymous2:20 PM

    This is a brilliant stroke of imagination and writing. Super, man!

  5. GORgeous!!! Beeeautiful! A lovely touch of romance.

  6. Anonymous7:08 PM

    An absolutlely lovely picture of love...but as someone who cannot dance at all, I'm a sucker for a dancer, anyway! ;) Well done!

  7. How romantic, Mr. Walker, I loved that movie.


  8. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Excellent! You picked out one tiny detail that probably no one has ever thought about, and spun it into the summit of a love story... just the right length, just the right words.

  9. Love the image you painted here. It's gorgeous & creative.

  10. zouxzoux, thank you. It was very serendipitious. A lot of the music I listen to while writing and reading is in the background of my attention, but this song called to me. I'm glad it did.

    Kelly, thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed reading your poem. And thank you for the kind words.

    Brenda, thank you. Oh, "light hearted" - is that a pun? They were certainly light on their feet. Glad you liked it.

    liv2write2day, thank you. Your "Super, man!" made me smile. Thanks.

    Gloria, thank you. Dancing just lends itself to romance.

    Joseph, thank you for your kind words. I'm speechless.

    Deb, thank you. I was worried about the whole poem basically being just that one image, but I'm glad that it works.