keep the faith

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Here we dance upon our leaf tossed floor

Northern beech

full of soul

no chalk required here

twisting our bodies to the rhythms of the Earth

on green moss covered creepers

flailing curly dreadlocks in our wake

ancient gnarly faces lit with full wide grins

we are up and at it in the early hours

love for the music of life flows

indeed it does

 

submission for Kim’s Autumnal Poetics prompt at dVerse

notes: the movement in the image brought to mind the Northern Soul scene, a particular song, and memories of the dancefloor craze that swept across Northern England in the 1970’s.

Here’s the song by Frank Wilson referenced in the poem’s closing line and a video of the kind of dancing you might see at Wigan casino in it’s pomp.

 

14 thoughts on “keep the faith

  1. kim881 says:

    I love the reference to Northern Soul – I remember an ex-colleague who went to every gig down here – I think she still does and I know of one recently in Cromer! I especially enjoyed the opening lines:
    ‘Here we dance upon our leaf tossed floor
    Northern beech
    full of soul’
    and
    ‘twisting our bodies to the rhythms of the Earth

    flailing curly dreadlocks in our wake’.
    Nice one, Paul!

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