Home & + | Search
Featured Categories: Special Focus | Performance Reviews | Previews | DanceSpots | Arts and Education | Press Releases
Join ExploreDance.com's email list | Mission Statement | Copyright notice | The Store | Calendar | User survey | Advertise
Click here to take the ExploreDance.com user survey.
Your anonymous feedback will help us continue to bring you coverage of more dance.
ExploreDance.com (Magazine)
Other Search Options
J. Salmon
Argentine Tangos
United States
New York City
New York
New York, NY

La Belle Epoque, a poem

by J. Salmon
October 20, 2002
New York, NY
Title: La Belle Epoque

Author: J. Salmon

Date: 10/20/2002

every Friday evening

the tiled floor

the dancing feet

the shy glances

and eyes that meet

an invitation

to the dance

a brief connection

it cannot last

if he is brave

and takes a chance

do not forget

the necessary detail

of romance

a starched white collar

a kohl lined eye

red pointed shoes

a lover's lie

in the dim glow

of the frosted, fluted lamp

he executes

a lover's dance

a flawless enrosque

tight as leather

stretched over a lathe

an ocho, a figure eight

Pugliese knows the time

It is early!

No, it is late!

the wistful poet

the weary milonguero

one more dance

one more boleo

La milonga

for you I live

a happy tango

my corazon, my heart

I give!

Search for articles by
Performance Reviews, Places to Dance, Fashion, Photography, Auditions, Politics, Health