The poetic city: “Helen’s Ecstasy 3/4/14”

Miss Helen in her dancing stance. (Photo by: Richard Eager)

Helen’s Ecstasy    3/4/14


Helen always yearned

To be able to see

The face of her joy 

In the midst of her dance.             

Holding a diminutive umbrella fringed with lace

Helen, the angel of the second line,

Would bust her moves with grace and delight.   


But no photo could ever capture 

The fullness of her experience. 


So, Helen had to keep dancing and dancing

To feel the ecstasy

That the rest of us

Could so easily see.  


© Reece Burka 2/1/2019



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