floats earthward, ever so gently embracing the hot waves
of desert heat that envelop Arabian nights, in all their glory.
In luminescent harmony, plumes of stardust unite
heaven with earth, dancing upon innumerable grains
of burning sand, birthing desert energy, swirling,
twirling in ecstasy, like a company of whirling dervishes,
till the stardust midwifes a whirlwind of passionate union
between the Holy and the Beloved, embracing us all
as One. . . with the God who dances.
Constantina Clark, now from Greens Fork, IN, reads her grand prize winning poem, "The God Who Dances." Constantina Clark was in Abu Dabi when she wrote this poem which was submitted from the United Arab Republic.
Time has stopped, but the stars are in motion, / moving to an unheard rhythm, vibrating, pulsating, ...
Slowly ascending, dancingly descending, sparkling stardust / floats earthward, ever so genlty embracing the hot waves...
In luminescent harmony, plumes of stardust unite / heaven with earth, dancing upon innumerable grains / of burning sand...
Constantina takes her on stage bow with the dancers.