Posts tagged ‘dance’

always… always… always…


i am always dancing in my head ~

it seems…

never sitting…

never standing… still…

always spinning



always leaping…


trying to find that place in the air

where i can land ~




an Autumn day




October 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm 8 comments

wee words Wednesday – hooked……..

tap repeat ~

let’s dance!

bj thomas

a fave of mine, Jordy & Star-Lord!

September 17, 2014 at 12:38 am 5 comments

Infinity – Symphony 1, Op. 1

Overture – Introduction

Somewhere a heart is beating

to a rhythm known only to my touch ~

This is where a concerto of possibility… awaits…

First Movement – Opening Sonata – Allegro

There is an anticipation wrapped in silence

~ followed by a glance ~

A spark of enchantment enveloping two spirits

whereupon inspiring

a beguiling yet frolicsome tone…

Second Movement – Adagio

The timbre of two hearts

create a crescendo of expression

~ building a bridge to a melody ~

A pathway to feelings not quite understood


present in both mind and body…

Third Movement – Barcarolle


Moment is given,

Each moment received,

Each moment is a gift,

in which two hearts

~ may breathe as one ~


Sail on a dream through

each sunrise and sunset of love…

Fourth Movement – Scherzo

Flitting about

Each spirit reacts ~

a lively gigue of giggles and glee

Such joy excites!

~ a pulse ~



Impelling two dreams to be as one…

Fifth Movement (final) – Meditation/Sonata

Love’s melody can soar

to unbridled heights ~

above quiet clouds


stormy seas… yet…

the passage of time can

temper each spirit as harmony

~ struggles ~

to find the right key…


the cadenza of passion can be blazing or frigid

scattering doubts

just like a breeze ~ ~ ~

~ always transforming ~

the rhythm of two hearts…….

composing a symphony of infinite possibilities………

composed by ksr




August 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm 33 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrasts



les sylphides

a photo from the past



Way back… when I was in high school, I had the opportunity to be a film project.   The student was a fashion design major at the University of Cincinnati, and I was her model for the day.  Her assignment was to showcase contrast.

I do believe the photo speaks for itself.



June 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm 19 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections


A Reflection



once upon a lifetime ago…



living one’s dream



March 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm 12 comments

my dance… depression


a solo spotlight

haunting strains of a cello

center stage beckons

her willful partner stands tall

hand in hand the dance resumes…


the dream ballet from Carousel

the inspiration for this tanka has emerged from two places – my inner self and a fellow poet, who can envision depression as a dance.

March 10, 2014 at 11:56 am 7 comments

Depression’s Dance – A Book Review

I have recently had the honor of reading a book from a very special author, of whom I admire greatly.  Here is my review…



Quite simply a choreographer is someone who combines movement to create dance.  A good choreographer has the ability to combine movement and music to create a special moment.  A ‘brilliant’ choreographer can propel that moment much further and transport the audience into another place that is real and inspired.  Depression’s Dance is one such piece.

 Depression in and of itself is a choreographer.  It dictates the composition; tells the mind – the dancer – how to feel, what to do.  HastyWords has an intimate knowledge of this dance and has created her own composition, which propels the reader into the heart and soul of its choreographer.   Her writing is without pretense – full of heart and emotion.  She displays courage and a spirit which inspires the reader to embrace her journey.

As a ‘dancer and choreographer’, I believe this book is a valuable resource to anyone who maybe in need of words of inspired hope and understanding.  As a reader, I highly recommend Depression’s Dance.  It is a lovely composition of feelings, words and photographs written by a very talented poetess – HastyWords.

Here is the link to Hasty’s WordPress site:

February 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm 8 comments

choreography by me


i sit and stare deep into space –

wondering what has happened to me.

questioning my choices,

decisions made,

how it is things have come to be


i often think about regret –

what is it really –

can it be real.

am i simply complaining

about random outcomes


it is a gut wrenching sorrow that i sincerely feel.


I realize the past is no longer –

it’s the present that is here and now


a future which follows in the morning,

along with whatever time is left –

before my final bow.


if there is one thing the dancer in me knows –

it is the show must always go on.

to put a smile on your face,

step out on to the stage,

have some faith


give it all

till it’s


if i could be............................


August 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm 18 comments

a waltz

pillows of cotton

waltz gracefully as they float

on the horizon

ballet of clouds 2

 the staging of a masterpiece ≈

July 3, 2013 at 1:08 am 22 comments

Perfection & Greatness

When the incredibly talented Van Cliburn died last week, I was deeply saddened.  One of his signature pieces, is also one of my most favorite pieces of music – of all genres – Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1.  Every time I hear the first few minutes of the opening movement, I am brought to tears.  There are no other words to describe this piece – it is simply stunning.

The first time I heard this symphony was on an album in which Van Cliburn performed.  It was breathtaking.  Now, as I watch the YouTube videos and listen to the digitally re-mastered versions, I still tear up and my heart skips a beat.  The interesting thing is his performance was beyond anything that digital re-mastering could tweak.  In other words, he was perfect ‘as is’.  Which brings me to the purpose of this post…………………….

Back in the mid-90’s, I lived in Toledo, Ohio for a few years.  In those days, we did not have the internet and I used to read the Toledo Blade – a newspaper.  I came across a letter to the editor which knocked me off of my chair.  It was about Van Cliburn and his performance with The Toledo Symphony.  First of all, I was upset that I was not in attendance to witness this event.  Second of all, I was struck by the beauty of this letter.

I do not have the original review (it was reviewed twice) – cannot recall reading it, but apparently Mr. Cliburn’s performance was incredible, passionate – phenomenal.  However, there was mention of the fact that Mr. Cliburn played a few wrong notes during his encore’s.  The letter to the editor was written by Andrew Massey who was, at the time, the Musical Director for The Toledo Symphony.  He made an extraordinary comment –

“There is a special intensity and complexity to every phrase when Van Cliburn plays, which I found riveting throughout the weekend.  True, he played a few wrong notes, but to concentrate on that is to confuse perfection with greatness.  Perfection is about the absence of mistakes.  Greatness is about taking risks and storming the heights.”

Mr. Massey continues on – discussing what makes great live music something of a different order from an edited recording.  It involves danger and daring.”

I kept this review – it is a yellowed piece of newsprint with the green ink used to make note of the perfection vs greatness quote.  I keep it in a special book, given to me by my mom, with bits and pieces of knowledge I have acquired through the years.  Inspirational sayings, poems, doodles – things that have special meaning to me.

This particular piece meant the most and on many levels, after many years, still does.  Striving for perfection takes a great deal of risk and many times we have to go to places we do not want to go, but we have to try, if perfection is what we want. Whether we find it or acquire it – may or may not happen.  The only way we can find out is if we try – take the risk, take a flying leap, do the best we can.  If it happens great.  If not, well, there is always tomorrow.  We take what we learned and try again.  As my first dancer teacher used to say you must try again, then again, then again……”

Mr. Van Cliburn  – May You Rest In Peace.


March 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm 3 comments

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