verreaux's sifakas do dance

sifakas dancing

lemurs cross a clearing
they pause

for ballroom dancing

sooty faces, topaz eyes

 pennon tails flying 


a courtly minuet

 to Tananarive tomtoms

those jungle rhythms
                            pardon my French


mincing steps and Fred Astair leaps
Baryshnikov green with envy


powdered periwigs

tree trunk columns
canopy ceiling shot with sky

 wedgewood blue or teaclipper china


sifakas dancing



Poetry by Katarina Wikholm
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Written on 2012-04-02 at 08:47

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Come, and trip it as ye go,
On the light fantastick toe.