#PoetryFriday: Pole Dancers

November 23, 2017 — 11 Comments

The fall of 2017 in Connecticut was one of the warmest on record. That unusual warmth allowed for long evening walks on the beaches of the Long Island Sound shoreline. One night, I witnessed a fabulous illusion which resulted in this poem.

While I am not a regular contributor to the #PoetryFriday posts, I did want to record that moment, and poetry was the best way. Writing this also affirmed the statement by poet Amy Ludwig Vandewater (recently featured at the National Council of Teachers of English) that in order to “write stuff you have to do stuff.”


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11 responses to #PoetryFriday: Pole Dancers


    Wow Colette, this is marvelous. I can see that dance so vividly!


    As a lifelong fisherwoman, I love this poem and this dance! Thank you for sharing. You are always welcome at Poetry Friday — so glad you joined in this week. Love those wise words from AmyLV!


    Lovely! It was great seeing you at NCTE!


    Your poem evokes so many lovely images, Colette. Sorry to have missed NCTE – it sounded like a positive experience for all. Let’s make plans to meet in NYC with Catherine and catch up on everything. It would be so good to see you both again.


    This is fabulous, love “pier de deux”. You caught me off guard with the title, so now love it all the more.


    Beautiful dancing poem–it’s filled with so much movement and the image goes with it magically! I love the ending lines too, thanks.


    What a lovely moment captured in a beautiful poem.


    I love this, Colette! You’ve captured the “pier de deux” perfectly!


    I love your description of moonlight as a “coastal strobe.” You must keep doing… and writing!

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