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Poem: "Bull-Dancers" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Bull-Dancers"
This poem comes from the June Poetry Fishbowl. It was sponsored by browngirl.


He comes. Distantly, bellows echo. Bull. God.
We wait, trembling, awed and silent. Youths. Maids.

Bull-God, galloping ringward, rumbles. What horns!
Palms. Chalk. Sweaty still. Grab the horns and – Heave! Leap!

Land well. Scattering, dodging charges, we flee.
Safe, safe! Holiness touches dancers. We kneel.

Each year, sacrifice blesses those who dare dance.
Flesh. Grace. Touching His power briefly, we fly.

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ideealisme From: ideealisme Date: June 25th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
reminds me a bit of the panther poem by Rilke:

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 25th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)


I like "The Panther" a lot. Thanks for sharing!
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