Dancing Queen

August 22, 2008
By Kewa Jiang SILVER, Milpitas, California
Kewa Jiang SILVER, Milpitas, California
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The wind in the trees
Her body sways in the breeze

Arms up high reaching for the stars in the sky

The beat of the drums pulse in the ground
as she twirls round and round
Dancing like the ancients, secrets lost and found

Artemis watches the scene from up above, a lofty royalty
watching her spin and leap into eternity
But she dances in a crazed frenzy, like the beat of the drums are the sounds of finality

The grove stands tall and proud through the centuries
The only witnesses to her dance are the trees, time’s sentries
They watch her, silent and still as she moves like the bygone deities

Her feet takes flight like birds with wings
She is a fire in the dark night, but fades into time like dreams
Yet her story will forever echo for she is Helen, the Queen of Queens

The author's comments:
The poem is about a girl who is just beginning her life. She is exuberant and passionate with the possibilty of life. But she knows that nothing lasts so she must enjoy what she has. The poem is loosely based on Queen Helen of Sparta and later princess of Troy, because she exemplified the fervor for life.

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rose said...
on Sep. 6 2008 at 8:48 pm
I like the poem.


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