April PAD Challenge: Day 19

Line Dancing

There’s more than one way
to dance black ink
on white paper.

Yes, words have meaning
can tell a story
that moves the soul.

But, black lines repeated
might take breath away
and swiftly lift spirits,

to soar amidst clouds
weaving through currents
in solitary wing waltz.

Might create intricate patterns
that capture the eye
while soothing inner turmoil.

Might make different music
that moves lonely heart,
to which I can only hope

you would dance.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/19/2017

Notes: Image is a pen and ink, repeat pattern drawing which began
as a simple stencil of circles. I call it a Zentangle.

It reminds me of this song, by Lee Ann Womack.








About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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12 Responses to April PAD Challenge: Day 19

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    Aha…dance of black ink on white paper is a godly sight…your closing lines remind me of the notations also…so beautifully written…


  2. There is more than one way, indeed… and yours enthralls the writing feet. Yummy!


  3. Your skillful use of words has a way of transporting me. Thank you for that. I find zentangling so relaxing to create, and yours is a beautiful one!


  4. Jae Rose says:

    And dance you do – zentangle is really hypnotic


  5. Mary says:

    Ah, indeed, so many patterns can be made with that black ink! What a beautifully intricate pattern you have made.


  6. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    What a wonder-filled invitation to dance! Thank you, Elizabeth.


  7. Sherry Marr says:

    A beautiful image and poem.i especially love the closing lines.


  8. I love the any black ink that makes me dance.


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    A most magical invitation!❤️


  10. C.C. says:

    Oh, I really like this: “There’s more than one way
    to dance black ink
    on white paper.” And the title is perfect 🙂


  11. annell4 says:

    Yes, the pattern of the dance…or the poem. Love this.


  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Beautiful image, lovely words, terrific song – yes, you swiftly lifted my spirits and my heart danced!


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