From the depths of the Earth
to the core of our being
the pulse of life beats, a rhythm
Sounds take on shape with design
forming patterns and motifs, enough
With circles and lines, sways and
zigzags galore, textures and swerves.
Movement emerges, like a wave from
a dance they call it, all action
Diverse and varied, dance does come
fulfilling the needs in any spectrum.
From expression and healing, to
birthing and fun
exercise, fertility and mostly
Too many to name, but many to favor
Belly Dance is one I especially
With flutters and shimmies done
loosely or tight,
undulations and accents, an amazing
With women dancing for women is
how it began
to entertain and party, not to
seduce a man.
Keeping it sensual, not sexual,
we continue to strive
it takes commitment, skill and
plenty of drive.
With varied styles based upon region,
blending them wisely forms a nice
With colorful costumes of coins
the dance may look simple.
This is misleading.
It takes muscle control to master
This art requires energy and a
lot of patience.
Regardless of age, shape, creed
Belly Dance can be done by anyone
Hired for parties, weddings and
paid gigs and shows are not always
A thing to remember in any case
is dance for yourself first and
the rest will fall in place.