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Dancing upon the moonlight

by Kimberly Bare

Far across the room,
where she sat
from nine to noon,
he saw her pause
to tuck a stray hair
into place.

All that he could think
was how enchanting
it would be
to see it tangled,
hanging loose about
her face.

As she was handed through a dance
it happened,
quite perchance,
that she turned
into his arms
that very night.

She smiled, as did he,
they both
looked differently
when seeing through
the tint of
evening's light.

Formality was done
all the barriers
were gone
and she glided
as he led her
to the floor.

They danced so gracefully
and when he dipped her
cross his knee
she'd have sworn he touched
her heart straight to
the core.

She whispered in his ear
"Let's get
away from here."
And he asked her
if she'd like to
walk awhile.

With a coy look upon her face
she said, "Lead me
to a place
where moonlight
touches fields with
certain style."

With a laugh he takes her arm,
leads with
perfect charm,
telling her
he likes the way
she flirts.

She said, "The term that i would use
is simply
to seduce."
Then she turned
with a swishing of
her skirts.

He had no choice but to follow
with a laugh
he wisely swallowed
thinking to himself
"She hasn't lost
that wit.

I may have met my match
and married her
at that."
As they paused outside
the door to share
a kiss.

Walking hand in hand
while they crossed
familiar land
he asked,"Did you
enjoy yourself
my dear?"

With a lightness in her step
formed from joy
they've always kept,
she replied,"For all
these past
twenty years."


07/24/2005

Author's Note: Many thanks to A.J. for the title!

Posted on 07/25/2005
Copyright © 2022 Kimberly Bare

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 07/30/05 at 05:59 AM

Kim, romance and moonlight - great combination with the dancing making it even more magical. The story is told simply, with light words. It reads like a dance with the moonlight as the stage. I just love "how we met & stayed married for a long time" stories.
~Chelle~

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/28/06 at 11:43 PM

Absolutely a delight to read and re-read!!! Wonderful rhyming and precious love story. Thank you!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/11/15 at 03:43 PM

I had forgotten this one. Still a delight to read after almost 9 years. Congrats on POTD!

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