Monday, 12 August 2013

Let's Dance Flamenco again!

This week's Magpie Tales image is by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

The man standing on the right of the painting watches the dancer. He remembers a sultry night last summer in the square in Montmartre, Paris, just behind the Moulin Rouge. They had drank red wine with the Gitanos, learned a new dance from Andalucia...

Night vibrates
to melodious tune,
hard feet stamps,
raw sexuality
stagnant in halves
once before loved.

Arm, leg sinews,
graze hungry in
a saturation feast.

Notes shimmer
silver, caress breath
as moonbeams glow
in their tangled passion,
the flamenco,

and stillness,

once the moment is gone.
It waits for next time.