Two Left Feet

So today Björn was thinking about waltzes, the classic “one, two, three” beat. He invited us to write a poem in trimeter to echo that beat.
Reading the prompt reminded me of a few old poems that I wrote a decade ago (according to the timestamps), if you’re interested in some of my old dabbling in waltzing poetry click for “The Dance Of Death”, “Totentanz”, and “Shall We Dance”. While you’re clicking links, go check out the other fantastic waltzes over at dVerse.

On to today’s, poem. I have two left feet, and I cannot keep a rhythm to save my life. I think that about sums up all I need to add.


One, two, three, one, two, three
Hold my breath, count my step
Do not trip, do not slip
As we dance, as we dance
Stillness falls, vision comes
Spinning round, standing proud
And then it comes, and then it comes
One misstep, two misstep
Three misstep
Then you fall, then you fall


Hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment
The Lonely Recluse

~ by The Lonely Recluse on May 20, 2021.

18 Responses to “Two Left Feet”

  1. I think I know that feeling… you try your best, but those feet don’t really obey you

  2. Ah, I feel this. Sometimes, things don’t work in your favor especially our feet. Very well-written and I enjoyed the rhythm.

  3. Oops, hope the faling wasn’t so bad. It was fun to try though, smiles.

  4. Makes me think of the time my dear husband danced me backward onto the raised platform for the musicians and my feet suddenly had nowhere to go. It was not his best move….or mine!!

  5. I assure you this is 100% “dance-able” Loved it.

  6. You smoothly reflected how much you tried, then how spectacularly you failed. Nicely done.

  7. The art of conquering the waltz or it conquering you.

  8. Nice work! I also have two left feet, and this brought back memories of trying not to step on my husband’s feet when we danced at our wedding!

  9. lol… I once thought I was doing okay learning to waltz, until I was asked to please let the boy lead.

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