Winter of Despair (poster)


Winter of Despair

Dance of Joy (poem and painting)


Dance of Joy
watercolour on paper

when you’re happy and you know it

throw your hands up

in the air and just show it

kick your leg up

high behind and then swing it

twirl about and spin

around and just love it

when you’re excited and can’t hide it

throw your body back

and forth and then shake it

sway your hips around

in circles and then twist it

bite your tongue and hold it in

then break loose what’s in and dance it


© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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