Dancing Man (copyrighted 2014)

Dancing Man

Inspired by Bruce Thomas


Weaving dreams by the street,

I met a dancing man

Who sat down from threading his kinetic tapestry

To hand wise words to me:


Dance to the music of your breath

Without music, yet attuned to the innate percussion

Of your God-gifted atrium drum.


Let pulsing lungs, heartbeat, and feet make junction!


Swing back your neck, swing forth your hips!

Syncopate the inhalations, exhale with accentuations.

Strike the wind raw with dancing fingers and palms.

Induce your calms by way of pacing tempo calls.

Improvise and close your searching eyes,


To the unbroken music of your breath

Without music at risk of a systems’ check,

Because the system has frozen into a cultural stoicism.


Critical society in need of a thinking rewiring

Radio-statically stereotyping, but the rhythm is lost to them

Because these wavelengths divert from insecurities short-circuiting.


Relearn the practice of boundlessness opening free your cells.

Synergize your mind to the cosmic consciousness hurtling

Through space and time, and the spirit will transcend the body itself.


Rhyme the pulsing lungs with heartbeat and feet to make junction!


And amorphously fuse spirit to the moves you’ve newly attuned

To the music of your breath, without music yet in step with inmost expression

Oblivious to the rest who enslave themselves to repression’s manumission.


Dance, swing, move, and groove as if a dancing man on a mission

Following the leadings and teachings of boundlessness

To be expertly, a dancing man, to be a dancing woman!


Let breath, let joyful life show you where next to step – AMEN!

Thank God for the gifted drum – the knowing soul’s vibratory hum!

Dance with him and become one, dance for him,

For we are all indebted as his children under the Sun!Image

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Asha Gowan

I am an aspiring poet, novelist, musician, visual artist, and a die hard jazz enthusiast (partial to writing). I did not have a choice in the matter as both of my parents are creative to the core. Van Gogh beautifully painted the artist's portrait with his words: "The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others." I've made that ideal the primary catalyst for my work. Born as one of nature's esthetes, beauty is the goal of every song, every poem, every piece of art. Beauty that will touch the hearts and minds of others. I try to design my art to be healing and empathetic. I study and find intriguing people of all kinds, which informs a lot of my insights. I've drawn inspiration on the art of positivity, of spiritual uplifting from writers like Throeau, John Muir, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), the psalmist David, etc. Seeking a unique verve in my style, I make thorough investigations of all sorts of art and challenge myself to the hilt for the growth of my ingenuity. I am eager to share my musings with everyone here and wish to disseminate them. Thank you!