dance the past

Brian Goddard 1966 (Canada)

Dance the past, dared the dangerous dream,

(along that pathway we have been
 on a day unlike the others
when and where the sun king
wore the ribbons of the moon)

dance, at last, for I have not been

so piteously glorified that I shall be

 a rat amidst your

cashmere sweaters.

(On a day unlike the others
I wound the threads of wool
upon the spool, dyed the wool,
knit you your favorite,
boxer shorts,
and removed them from your body)

Yours is a shallow hole
to fall into.

Dream the dangerous dare, do the deed,
tear the wind from your thoughts and proceed.

Exist, affect, alert the senses
mount your offensive,
slip past my defenses.
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Submitted by bonzorilla on June 13, 2021

Modified on March 23, 2023

35 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme x aBxx a c x Bddxxc xx ee xxx
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 622
Words 118
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 1, 1, 1, 6, 2, 2, 3

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