Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Love That Beat

Play some
Bass drum
Rim tap
Cow bell
Bass guitar
Honky tonk
Bee bop
Rock and roll
R & B
Chattanooga
Choo choo
Disco
Salsa, too
Any thumping
Beat will do
Rhythm
Starts at my toes
Stead-i-ly
It grows
Bounce, shake
Shimmy
Spin
Every atom
Joins in
Twist, shout
Let it out
Its the best
Way to be
De-liri-ous-ly
Happy!

Thank you to Dani at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com for inviting us to write about what we love, including dancing. Also dancing at the Open Link Night, with the fabulous Claudia, dversepoets.com, and with the incomparable  Sherry, at Poets United who did me the honor of an interview :-)  poetry roll.blogspot.com (have to scroll to Monday 10/22) Dancing has always been my happy place. From the Twist the Jerk, and the Monkey while we danced to the Beatles and Stones, in my parent's den, to washing dishes, or in my car (yes, that's me singing and shimmying at the stop light) the best way I know to shake off the blues and find my smile :-)   PS tried to give this poem a beat, feel free to tap your feet...

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  1. Smiling here.... I have no idea what my neighbours used to think but, we don't when we are younger, do we? Anyway, I used to play my music LOUD and dance as I ironed...lol
    Great read Sara, thanks :)

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    1. Hi Brenda!! We never gave a thought, just danced :-) Happy we share the dance-anywhere-we-like gene!
      Thank you for the smiles.

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  2. smiles...you got good rhythm in this...i feel it in your words...and we always need more cow bell...smile.s..ha...i love music and it captures my soul often...also went the music route a bit with my PJ poem..

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    1. Hi Brian!! Absolutely need more cow bells (that is one of my fav-o-rites;-) And I loved your poem!

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  3. Dancing is good for the soul! My favorite: to turn it up and dance around the kitchen with my kids. Much silliness and laughter...good times...

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    1. Isn't that the best?!! Dancing in the kitchen with kids is so fun. And silliness just adds to the fun--thank you for sharing that --gave me a huge smile :-)

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  4. Fun! You definitely captured the rhythm of music and dancing in your poem :)

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    1. Hi Loredana!! Nice to see you--thank you for joining in the fun :-)

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  5. Such a happy beat, indeed, Sara.
    And I finally had/made time to savor your whole interview. Just marvelous. Left some love. ;)

    de

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    1. Hi there De! Wonderful to see you :-) Thank you for the love!!

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  6. Dancing along with you~ Its my happy beat too ~ I miss my dancing days ~

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    1. Hi Grace! Thank you for dancing along with me :-) Glad to share a happy beat too. Always good to see you!

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  7. I love this! You have my toes tapping and my fingers snapping, and I am ready to boogie!! Truly a person cannot be sad when he/she is dancing!!

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    1. Hi Mary!! Thank you so much-- Let's get the beat going and boogie! I'm ready too :-)

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  8. great beat here, Sara! ♥ dancing can really lift one's spirits! so happy you joined in at Poetry Jam!

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    1. Hi Dani!! Thank you and everyone at Poetry Jam for the great prompts and loving community :-)

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  9. De-liri-ous-ly
    Happy! ...ha...yes..i like...can feel the beat...wanna dance now...smiles

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    1. Hi Claudia!! Glad you caught the beat and have happy feet:-) Say hi to San Diego for me, used to be home for awhile-love that place

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  10. Such a beautiful dancing poem :-)

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    1. Hi GS!! Always good to see you. Thank you:-)

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    1. Hi Sreeja!! Great to see you and so happy that you feel like dancing :-) Thank you!

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  12. Yes, yes, yes ~~ I feel the beat and I am dancing!!!

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    1. Hi Helen, always delightful to see you--love your new profile photo. Dance on!! :-)

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  13. The world would definitely not be the same without music. This was a really fun poem!

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    1. Hi Dana!! Nice to see you again. I completely agree the world is a better place with music :-)

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  14. I was definitely be-bopping along while reading this. So much fun! Music definitely transports me to my "happy place" as well, especially in the car! Thanks so much for sharing this.

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    1. Hi Mary!! Great to see you. Love that music transports you in your car :-) me too!

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    1. Hi Mad!! Glad you enjoyed yourself :-) always fun to see you

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  16. I am tapping to the rhythm here... this is fantastic poetry, Sara!

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    1. Hi Laurie!! Thank you so much, you just made my day:-)

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  17. I love the beat of this poem! Reading it really creates happy energy. :)

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    1. Hi Rachel, thank you!! That's my goal :-) so glad you caught it!

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!