Tanz (Dance)

Inspired by Sunday Picture Press as organised by Indigo Spider
Tanz translates from German to English as Dance

Visual Prompt 2 -- Tanz im August, Berlin by Oliver Moest (http://www.olivermoest.de/)

Visual Prompt 2 -- Tanz im August, Berlin by Oliver Moest (http://www.olivermoest.de/)

The living city performs the music.
Street lights, spotlights for the entertainers.
The dance of the furniture begins.
Slowly at first, the chairs dance around the tables,
as the midsummer sun hides below the horizon.
The coming of the Moon brings out more revellers,
the chairs move and scrape to the city heartbeat.
Soon the revelries are in full swing,
tables groaning under twisting, swirling lights.
Chairs dancing wildly in the heady night air,
from one table to another they move, randomly.
The beat becoming more sensual in the late evening air,
the movement one of desire as the dance slows once again.
Finally, their energies spent, the chairs come to rest,
resting against each other, awaiting dawn of a new day.

©2012 Trevor Litchfield

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9 Comments

  1. Indigo Spider

     /  January 8, 2012

    Lovely. I like the fanciful idea of the chairs dancing under the city lights. I also like, in a more practical image, the idea that the chairs dance throughout the night as people sit and rise, move about each table, etc.

    A wonderful poem! Glad you participated in the first SPP of the year, hope you find inspiration each week!

    • Thanks Indigo Spider, I have been waiting for the return of SPP so I was happy to see it arrive yesterday.
      The image struck me as a dance almost straight away, then when I came to realise the translation of Tanz meant Dance, the rest became obvious to me and it flowed quite quickly. It was the practical image that took over though, the one of people moving the chairs to suit their seating requirements.
      I’m pleased you enjoyed the read, hopefully I’ll be just as inspired next Sunday 🙂

  2. lynnette-net

     /  January 9, 2012

    Nice poem with good imagery! 🙂

  3. this made me smile immediately!
    wonderful!

  4. Love the visualization of the dance of the furniture…
    and the entrance of the moon…

    “The dance of the furniture begins.
    Slowly at first, the chairs dance around the tables,
    as the midsummer sun hides below the horizon.
    The coming of the Moon brings out more revellers,
    the chairs move and scrape to the city heartbeat….”

    Love the personification of chairs…

    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  5. Incredibly easy to enter this world–it beckoned, Robin

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