Dance Mania



Dance Mania *

An uncontrollable urge to dance answers the drummer's beat.
An uncontrollable bouncy stance makes music for the feet.

An uncontrollable urge to dance answers the passion's beat.
An uncontrollable fresh romance makes music for the heat.

An uncontrollable urge to dance answers the gambler's beat.
An uncontrollable game of chance makes music for the cheat.

An uncontrollable urge to dance answers the navy's beat.
An uncontrollable awkward prance makes music for the fleet.

An uncontrollable urge to dance answers the winner's beat.
An uncontrollable festoon lance makes music for the meet.

An uncontrollable urge to dance answers the neighbor's beat.
An uncontrollable passing glance makes music for the street.

* tarantism: a dancing mania or malady; an uncontrollable urge to dance.

© Wallace Dean LaBenne
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Submitted on August 20, 2014

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Scheme A BB BB BB BB BB BB X A
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 808
Words 128
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1

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