• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 12

Legs Dancing

With rigid torsos and fluid arms,
they feel the bend and stretch of leg,
paired muscles pulling –

not pushing.

A dancer’s calves and thighs
are strong from point and rise,

plantar flexion in action
in graceful bend and stretch

worthy of Rodin or Lautrec
brushstrokes in a gentle
ballet composition

or an energetic cancan.