passion is the dancer

you can practice those bloodless steps

a thousand times

and more

dancing with the mirror

loathed and adored,

a carefully calculated body

counting precise

beats neatly,

but to make art


we need to ignite our passion’s heart

for she is the dancer


untameable, voracious, exultant and unnameable

pouring through us


over and into

the lavishing movement

the ravishing moment

till she,

the embracing space

and we

are spent

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion….”–Martha Graham

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6 Responses to passion is the dancer

  1. So true! Harnessing passion is what makes “art that is unforgettable” And I always love a good Martha Graham quote…funny because I had one ready to post yesterday, but changed my mind. And now here’s yours! Awesome! xoxo

    • SirenaTales says:

      My heart always smiles when I see that you have commented, TT. Thank you for your comment and the inspiration of your passionate life and writings. Can’t wait to see the Martha Graham quote you post! xoxo

  2. Uzoma says:

    Without passion, arts which is facilitated by one’s talent will only lie in waste. Passion is that voice that stays when family and friends may have despised an individual. I love the significance of these words: “we need to ignite our passion’s heart || for she is the dancer.”

    Your poems speak to the heart; they are refreshing and have wonderful lessons to be shared.

    • SirenaTales says:

      Sorry for the delay in replying, Uzoma. Some rough seas here these last several days….thank you so much for your observations and kind words. So true: without passion our talent does not come fully alive. “Refreshing” and “speaking to the heart”—ahhhh, these lovely words are music to my ears. I am thrilled that I may in some way be achieving what you say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind attention to my work. I hope all is well with you. Peace….

  3. Geo Sans says:


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