You come to look for a king
Will he melt the ice around your heart
if you play your part
right? Will you find sweet
delight, gliding across the ice
Light is but a dream
(it’s all there is)
but all’s not as it seems
your breath peals out as mist
the scene fades at the seams:
Dancing Ice Queen
not so young and sweet
as you once were, but sweeter
’tis to know yourself
and melt the ice-shard at your core
in knowing what you always were
though unaware before.
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Written for dVerse
Tonight, Lillian is paying tribute to one of our longest-serving and hardest working bartenders, Björn Rudberg. As Björn is Swedish, she has given us an ABBA-themed challenge:
So here we go, for today’s Poetics prompt I want you to write a poem that includes one line, and one line only, from ABBA’s only number-one hit, Dancing Queen. The lyrics are listed below. The poem can be any form, length, and about any topic….as long as you include, word for word, one line and one line only, from Dancing Queen! Here’s to you, Bjorn! 😊
My chosen line, in italics, is the opening line of my poem. I also adapted a line from another song ‘Life is but a Dream’ by The Harptones, and wove that into my poem. This song is featured in one of my favourite movies, in a scene which also involves dancing:
Join us over at dVerse for more dancing fun!