Dancing, Music, Dreams


Florence Fountain Image: Wikiart

Florence Fountain–Boboli Gardens
Image: Wikiart

Dancing, Music, Dreams

I’ll wait for you there—
you know the place—
the one where we met in my dream.

The warm summer night,
the chant of moonlight,
the music, the dance and our dreams.

Alone in the darkness,
alone in the crowd,
together we play with our words.

Image: yorkvision.uk.com

Image: yorkvision.uk.com

You take off your mask
so that I see your soul,
touch beauty and pain in this dream.

Community grows
as we celebrate now—
embracing the magic of poetic dreams.

Image: Wikipedia Commons Erato, Muse of Poetry

Image: Wikipedia Commons
Erato, Muse of Poetry

Written for the Ball at dVerse where we celebrate the third anniversary of our poetry community. Be sure to stop by and meet the guest of honor: Poetry. The gates to the garden open Thursday, 3:00 PM EDT.

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38 thoughts on “Dancing, Music, Dreams

  1. You create a really beautiful image in this poem Victoria. I love the sense of longing and expectation, the meeting, the words that flow, the joy of the evening. Well done.

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  2. MarinaSofia says:

    How I love the verses ‘you take off your mask’ – that is exactly what we do here, we lay our entire selves bare…

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  3. Charlotte says:

    Such sweetness in this, Victoria.

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  4. Nice, Victoria. We certainly have everything we need here for the celebration and your contribution is sublime

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  5. Truedessa says:

    Lovely poem and I do enjoy a good dream..

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  6. Pamela says:

    Beautiful pace to this, Victoria. Taking off the mask is the hardest part. I know, so well. Nice poem.

    Pamela ox

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  7. “You take off your mask
    so that I see your soul,
    touch beauty and pain in this dream.”

    Victoria, I love this. So true how much we reveal “unmasked.” Thanks for what you do for this community, for your inspiration, and for your friendship 🙂 Happy 3rd Anniversary!

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  8. Jeff says:

    Yes, the masks must come off. That kind of vulnerability can be terrifying, though. It’s nice to have someone to share poetry with. Nice work!

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  9. arathi says:

    truly a magic of poetic dreams..beautiful Victoria

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  10. We do remove our masks, don’t we – it is an intimate and sometimes intimidating process – so wonderful to find an open heart to share in community – beautiful, Victoria – K

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  11. Sumana Roy says:

    love the beautiful images painted here…

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  12. This is truly beautiful, love how poetry enables us to remove those masks.

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  13. lovely poem Victoria, sounds like a great night coming up.

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  14. rmp says:

    I think my mask is a perminant fixture, but no matter for all the words that have poured are as good as looking into my eyes and seeing me as no one ever has.

    this is a lovely and whimsical piece…very fitting for the atmosphere here at the ball.

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  15. So lovely to meet at the ball!

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  16. Love Florence – it’s a trick to get me out of the Uffizi, but Botticelli can wait, the David will stay in the Academia del ‘Art and we shall hold hands and sing in the garden tonight! Happy Anniversary – dear Victoria!

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  17. ayala says:

    Beautiful poem, Victoria. 🙂

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  18. I love the way your words and the chosen art offer up such a dream like quality…I feel like if I close my eyes, I might just really be there!

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  19. Mary says:

    Ha, I hope you will visit my site again and let me know what food from your area you will add to the buffet table. Smiles.

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  20. Nara Malone says:

    Beautiful, romantic dance of words.

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  21. wolfsrosebud says:

    so gently penned… simply lovely, as usual

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  22. So beautifully and touching. I like very much your visual structure. 🙂

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  23. Susan says:

    Love the rhyme in these dreams, and how the poetry grows. Your oem is a waltz, indeed.

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  24. Grace says:

    I love the magic of poetic dreams ~ D’verse has made me bolder in my words for sure ~ My journey has been joyful with you and the rest of the D’verse poets ~ Thank you Victoria ~

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  25. lupitatucker says:

    Victoria, the part about the mask coming off is so true! Lovely homage to a great community of poets and souls.

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  26. dverse definitely encouraged me to take off my mask… and now we’re dancing, and celebrating the freedom this community has given to so many poets…

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  27. Linda says:

    Dreamy and beautiful. The rhythm gives the feeling of dancing in a beautiful garden.

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  28. Myrna says:

    Yes, poetry is about truth. I like how you state that here. Have fun – at the ball and always.

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  29. Well..without Dancing..Musick..that is magickal that i TREAT WITH K..AND OH MY GOD MOST IMPORTANT..LUCID DREAMS..that we CONTROL..LIFE IS NOT LIVING..IT IS ONLY A CARDBOARD BOX TO ME..but the homeless often DREAM..SING A SON OF DANCE..AND WITH OR WITHOUT CARD BOARD BOX..OR MONEY..THEY AT TIMES..ARE THE TRULY FREE ONES ALIVE!SIMPLY FREE! with nature and there REALLY IS TO BE!

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  30. Bodhirose says:

    I love those opening lines, Victoria, they sent shivers all over…just beautifully said.

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  31. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Masks off, clothing optional, no chaperones, somehow poets from every sweet corner of the globe speaking English, & drinking while cursing in their native tongue. I always wanted to visit Italy; what a way to christen it.

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  32. Gabriella says:

    Poets do share their souls, don’t they? We do not hide behind our words but rather use them as insight into who we are. Enjoy the ball too, Victoria!

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  33. Mary says:

    The magic of poetic dreams is definitely not to be underestimated. To see one another unmasked is a wonderful celebration of real life.

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  34. Such a sweet write… meeting in that dream and revealing secrets through verse.. Well-penned. And I really like the gentle flow of your words. 🙂
    -HA

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  35. brian miller says:

    nice rhythm to this…wouldnt it be cool if we could meet…and mingle…and share our words…and any time we write we let the mask slip just a bit dont we?

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  36. The form of your poem enhances the invitation and expectation – so long as I can dance in the Boboli of happy memory.

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  37. claudia says:

    that is going to be a fun night in florence with all the poets meeting for the ball… taking off the masks, enjoying time together, sharing a dance, the one or other dream, playing with words… i cannot wait for the doors to open..smiles

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  38. ManicDdaily says:

    There is such a strong sense of unmasking in shared poetry. Well captured here, thanks, Victoria. k.

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