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SIREN DANCE by Krista Katrovas

For me, reading poetry inspires the writing of future poems…

 Siren Dance came to me after reading Sappho, with also the great William Butler Yeats poetry in mind as well. It serves as a reminder for me never to separate the woman from the Goddess. 
Siren Song painting by Victor Nizovtsev 

Siren Dance

We see her through the window,
waving her arms
like snakes
her hips swaying
like a restful boat on a calm sea
head rolling slowly
from one side to the next,
kissing the shoulder
as if thanking a friend
visiting each for awhile
before moving to the other.

We are caught,
she like a siren
calling us in, to a deserted island,
through the voice of her body,
she sings to us.

The velvet drapery pulled back
frames her gelatinous dance.
We may drown in her beauty.
How can we tell
the woman from the goddess?

She turns to face outdoors,
sees us peering in,
smiles, continues to dance.
We bow at her grace
then leave before we’re called inside
before the dancer stops
before we know her name.

We keep her dancing in our minds,
her infinite pirouettes
inside our jewelry box
in front of the miniature mirror.
Flamencoscape painting by Miki Goodamboom


Krista Katrovas (E-RYT) has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering it in 1999 after dancing rigorously as a dance major in college. Krista has had scores of articles on Yoga, Wellness, and Spirituality published in nationally regulated magazines. She has a regular column at Elephant Journal here. She has taught Yoga in Prague every July since 2009 and has been sought to teach in Kuwait, Canada, Virginia, California, Kentucky, and Florida. She calls Kalamazoo, Michigan home, where she teaches Yoga, Meditation, offers Spiritual guidance, and practices Shamanism. She has cats, though also loves dogs, all animals. Her power animal is the Snowy Owl. Visit her yoga website here.


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