Life’s music may set our arms mourning or our feet dancing
And yet whatever its melody, we are always dancing
A bright lightning flashes between the minds and hearts
Of a man and the desirable woman he espies dancing
Some may baulk, finding dancing too spontaneous or sensuous
Yet who can live freely who is hesitant when he tries dancing?
Revelling in compatibility and caressed with compliments,
Lovers smile at each other, their bright eyes dancing.
Some spin webs to trap their lovers and bind them close
Yet love is starved by conversations that are merely lies dancing.
Love has a power to give our fleeting lives
The brilliant beauty of butterflies dancing
Some walk the journey of their life, others run or crawl.
Happiest those whose words sing, who spend their lives dancing.
This is my first attempt at a ghazal, prompted by totallyoptionalprompts, on whose site you can find links to guidance on this form, and will soon be able to find examples by other poets. It’s a challenging form and I’ve not quite got the hang of it yet!