Dancing Motes

Updated on April 2, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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she looks up, catches

motes floating

through slanted light

dancing silent jigs

they fall on eyelash

tangle deep.


tongue extends, hesitant

they taste stale

their stories already told

in silvered light.


balance is everything.



© 2017 Audrey Howitt

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you Coffeequeen!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you Debangee!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you DzyMsLizzy!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you fpherj48!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you Kristen!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Hi Rasma! Thank you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry. Enjoyed.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      only sometime Mike--only sometimes! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      And you crack me up Bill! Thank you!!! And cheers!

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      mckbirdbks 

      15 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You have such a delicate pen.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Hey Ruby--thank you--I think somehow in my mind's eye, they do dance--hope you are well

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Thank you Jamie--hope you are doing well

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Not sure that all that is true Audrey--can you tell I have to work on balance as well--sigh--thank you for your kind words

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      Audrey Hunt 

      15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      You must have known that I'm working hard to balance my life in general. Is it just me that has a balancing weakness? Your poetry, musical talent and background as a lawyer is so amazing! I've a feeling you have many more talents too!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      15 months ago from Reno NV

      What a powerful little poem there is so much life behind every word. You have a talent with the lyrical. Jamie

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      15 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Audrey, you never cease to amaze me with your clever poetry! Dancing Motes, who would have ' thunk ' it?

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      Bill Holland 

      15 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Talented beyond belief. Anyone who can take dust motes and make it beautiful deserves a standing ovation. You can't see me now but I'm standing and I'm ovating. :)

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      Kristen Howe 

      15 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Audrey, what a great poem. Very simple with visual images. Nice work.

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 

      15 months ago from India

      Impressive writing.. looks good with the beautiful picture. Well done! Have a good day.

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      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Indeed. Yoga is equilibrium, equipoise. Just another slant Great poetry.

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      Paula 

      15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Audrey...."Balance" IS everything....Life itself is a balancing act. And no one can say this in a more beautiful, profound way as our wonderful poet, Audrey!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Balance is everything. I like that.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      No contest--I just realized that I hadn't done a NaPoWriMo in a couple of years--and thought again about much I enjoy the process--every time I try to write 30 pieces in 30 days, I discover new depths and limitations in myself as a writer--thank you DzyMsLizzy!

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      Liz Elias 

      15 months ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh, that's great! Superb imagery! Is there a contest? I hope you win!

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      Louise Powles 

      15 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I love that poem. It's very well written. I like the added picture too!

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