Two short poems
by Joan Adams Burchell
(both copyright)


Ageless Frolic

Round, square, polka or reel give partners laughter and song.
A slow, romantic fox-trot or waltz brings a couple closer ere long.
Dancing is music, freedom and fun, stepping with feet that are light;
Couples or groups, moving in time, seem tireless through the night.
Tripping the light fantastic can be done by old or young;
Whether shuffle or hop, togetherness reigns and touches everyone.


Music Here and There

There is music in all of us; I'm sure you will agree.
I know I feel my heart lift; my toe taps one- two- three.
I sing along with familiar tunes whenever I play a CD;
Wonderful waltzes take me away and elegant dancers I see.

Language is not a factor - it's the music that touches the heart;
So wherever it is you live in this world, of the music you are a part.
And this is a bond between you and me - the miracle of music we feel.
A little of heaven's angel harps gives an aura signed with a seal.

(July 7, 2002)