Notes from An Alien

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Friday Fantasy ~ Number Twenty-Four


Dance of Immortality
Dance of Immortality

Image (with color changes) courtesy of Cristina Nichitus ~ http://www.freeimages.com/profile/nichitus

 ~ She went to the forest to dance.

Her community said dancing was evil.

They said it led to immorality, they said it made women consort with the devil.

She understood how some of the women had used their bodies to entice, to lure men.

She understood why most of the men would fear such women, even during the moments they desired them.

But she wanted to dance like the trees

They so often took on aspects of fire—seeming to want to swirl free of their roots

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She had a fire in her soul.

Her roots were in her community.

She had limbs like the trees.

She swirled in the forest

~~~

One day, she attired herself in her mother’s wedding dress and went to her forest.

She began the dance and didn’t stop till the sun went down.

She collapsed where she was and dreamed of dancing among the stars

~~~

She woke and saw she had danced to where the forest met the mountain.

Her soul-fire had burned-up her roots.

She danced up the mountain.

~~~

Her inmost fire kept her warm.

She danced to the peak.

She vanished

Copyright, 2014, Alexander M Zoltai
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10 responses to “Friday Fantasy ~ Number Twenty-Four

  1. tinychaptersontherun May 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    What a great, primeval tale!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai May 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you, Sophie, Very Much :-)

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  2. kelseyjaymills May 17, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I really like the imagery in this piece!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai May 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you, Kelsey—it’s the shortest Friday Fantasy yet but took a lot of pondering :-)

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  3. Barbara Blackcinder May 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Loved it! Barbara

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    • Alexander M Zoltai May 17, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Great to hear you appreciated it, Barb :-)

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  4. Jane Watson May 18, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I loved it too and on re-reading found that the line I loved the most was: ‘Her soul-fire had burned-up her roots…’ At first I was not sure what this wonderful image meant then I realised that it was not just an expressive image – it meant that she was incinerating her old life with its community prejudices, which she had been born into and in which she had at first grown roots so that she could pursue her own ‘dance’ …:-)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai May 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Excellent, Jane, you get a Gold Star for Perceptive Intuitive Interpretation :-)

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  5. tribalmysticstories February 1, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Powerful!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai February 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you :-)

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