That I might begin

to know you


I relish

the unique tapestry

your unfamiliar dancing

drape it

on this novice


speak (clumsily)

how does it feel to dance your dialect?

That I might learn

a thread

of your distantly familiar

inimitably enchanting


I whir


faraway foods thrilling



kitchen with your wafting scents

who are they

ineffably you?

That I might come to understand

even a silver sliver

of your voluminous soul

I taste

your words’ fingered song


your music’s swaying body


my wondering brow


is it

to be you?

the notes, the steps, the words

senses’ ingredients


and especially

the oceans of seeming emptiness–

pauses, gaps, transitions, mess

now emerging relentless

before us

the art

the soulfilled heart


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11 Responses to dialogue

  1. j.h. white says:

    What an exquisite love poem…

    “the oceans of seeming emptiness–
    pauses, gaps, transitions, mess
    now emerging relentless…”

    The fullness of love we need more words and heart for…whew…breathless again

    • SirenaTales says:

      Oh, thank you so much for that…whoosh! Taking my breath away with yours. Thank you for helping inspire this, and other pieces, with your brave, honest, deep, visceral work–verbal, visual, embodied. As a recovering Luddite, I continue to find it bracing and not a little ironic that I have found community here, among people I have never shaken hands with, but consider, feel, are good friends and lovely supports. Cheers, baby. xoxo

  2. Uzoma says:

    An an outpouring of love only comes from a heart soaked in it. Line by line you didn’t relent to show this, Sirena. I dearly admire how you related to dance movements to parts of love.

    • SirenaTales says:

      Thank you, as always, Uzoma. I hope you know that you are part of the inspiration here with your “faraway” tales and “words’ fingered song”….Cheers, friend.

  3. willowmarie says:

    “a soulfilled heart”…yes! Who says there’s no place in the world for romantics? We’re everywhere. This is such a lyric piece, thank u.

  4. “…how is it to be you?” — O’ you you you, ruby soul, what have you done? 🙂
    I am staggered by the beauty of this piece!! Should you ask me to exchange my ink to this poem, I shall not think for a moment, but offer my pen and fingers too.
    I absolutely love this wondrous “dance” of words. Thank you for gifting the world this beautiful gem.
    Much love! xx

    • SirenaTales says:

      Your golden words have made my heart glow and my cheeks blush. Such honeyed support coming from your boundlessly talented self! You humble me…and make my soul sing AND dance :)! Thank you, thank you, beautiful SF. Love

  5. luggagelady says:

    My Dearest Chloe, I’ve read this piece over and over, so much depth jumping from the page. How many, I wonder, ever really know another in this magical way — or even bother to ask such soulful questions? I found myself rooting for these delightful partners, praying that their dance evolves into a lifelong waltz of never-ending discovery and continuously growing love… Thank you for captivating my imagination — yet again!! XO

    • SirenaTales says:

      Well, “partner,” with your “voluminous soul” fingering your wondrous “words’ song,” I need to thank you again and again for all of the generosity, joy and love that continue to inspire and comfort! I really cannot express how grateful I am to you, for you, beautiful LL. Love to you

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