The Dancer

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: JDT Desktop Publishing
A poem about Papua New Guinean culture

Submitted: August 24, 2016

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Submitted: August 24, 2016



In all the glory and splendor

Of her traditional bilas

And her painted body

Like a beautiful rainbow,

She swayed to the rhythm of the wind

Fingers pluck across the setting sun

Tracing the legends of her ancestors

On foams of ocean rippling.


From the womb of dawn,

She danced to the melodies

Of the sagali

At the first sound of her smooth voice

The spirits are stirred

And my poor heart is crippled

By her heavenly beauty.


Picture courtesy of Tanya Joahnna


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