Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Counting the Stars

The image is 
"The Star: 
Dancer on Point" 
Edgar Degas

What price for human freedom?
More than seven hundred suns.
Who can capture sunlight's joy?
None but Love herself divine.
How to know what hand Love holds?
Play, play, play! Now close your eyes –
Dance, dance, dance! The heart knows all.



  1. A lovely inspirational post for the New Year!... dance, dance, dance!

  2. Subconscious influences: Murakami apparently has a book called "Dance Dance Dance". And then there's this... !

    Conscious influence: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "Little Prince". :^) (in particular the part about it being impossible to see rightly with the eyes, only with the heart...The Little Prince in turn was perhaps a subconscious influence for my previous poem "Searching for Spring")