Rising with the drumming
Leaping with the crowd
Falling down as if sinking
Then on all four, creeping
Seems all time swelling
As legs sweep the floor
Showering us with dust
As they spring from the ground

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The arms spread in flight
Flinging body and custom
Writhing nerves and sinews
Eddying and whisking
To culture, drum and man

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Feet planted down
To sprout in a flash
Turning and twisting
North and south
Round and round
With endless rebound
Such sight to delight
Astounding with the spirit
And its steep descent


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The drum collected their steps
The songs projecting their steps
The drummer recedes with the song
And spread the rhymes above ground

I chose the thread in my pages
The shocking dancing rocking the ink
Darting and patching through my life
Hitting and splitting my tender heart

And when I watch the quivering dances
The whizzing and hissing of ancient flutes
And the waving and raving of fellow fans
My pages plumps, thump, bump and jump

Now of my culture I tell in dancing rhymes
For such rhymes I had stores full
And it was my vocation for long
The lore I knew by birth

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