today’s doodle… dancers

dancers

dancers

I didn’t start with a particular dance in mind – it just seemed full of movement. Maybe there are tam-tams playing – that seems about right :-)  a park, and tam-tams… summer’s end…

UPDATE: New summers-end poem from Tom – thanks!!

For we who dance at summer’s end
will sway to beats that pulse and bend
along the geodesic line
toward the equinocal time
where darkness balances the light:
this long day wanes, encroaching night
extends its fingers up the sky
but still we dance, though winter’s nigh!

poem (c) 2013 Tom Radcliffe

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

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2 Responses to “today’s doodle… dancers”

  1. For we who dance at summer’s end
    will sway to beats that pulse and bend
    along the geodesic line
    toward the equinocal time
    where darkness balances the light:
    this long day wanes, encroaching night
    extends its fingers up the sky
    but still we dance, though winter’s nigh!

    Lovely evocative image! I wanted to work in a line about their head-gear but couldn’t quite fit it!

    There is a minor reflection of Montreal’s tam-tams on 3rd Beach some days, but it really isn’t the same (Vancouverites preserver inhibitions Montrealers lack, I think!)

    • The poem is a perfect complement to the image and my feelings about this time of year.
      I was at the Tam-tam park last weekend and while there was lots of drumming, there were fewer dancers than usual… hopefully they were just taking a break at that moment…

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