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Fire Dancer

 

by Jezibell

 

 

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She does not speak in words,
But in meaning.
She is radiant motion,
Leaping beauty.

Gold-clad and slinky,
She undulates with the flame,
Sparkling and crackling.

She is the Gypsy Goddess,
The tireless traveler.
She appears where she is needed
To light,
To heat,
To heal.

She is joy!
Wide-eyed, bright-smiled,
Burning pure,
Dancing passion.
Even her tears are illuminations.

She spins within the worlds,
From the blazing burst of the comets,
To the fiery forge in the heart of the earth.

Yet she is as close as a candle.

Fire

 

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About this Poem

Wiccan religion honors the four classical Western elements - Air, Fire, Water and Earth; dance is most often associated with the energy and excitement of Fire. This poem was inspired by a meditation on the Spirit of the Flame. Jezibell

 

 

 

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Other Poems by Jezibell on this Site

 

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About the Poet

Jezibell is a poet, actress, bellydancer, teacher, and Wiccan High Priestess who lives and works in New York City.

Jezibell has been writing poetry for most of her life as a form of both catharsis and creative expression. Her insights and imagery flow out of her spiritual life, her dance, and her wide-ranging studies of ancient history, culture and mythology, especially of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece. Her work has appeared in such diverse publications as Nomad's Choir, Perceptions, Xenophilia, Our Pagan Times, and Circle Network News.

Special events have given Jezibell opportunities to combine her multi-faceted interests in poetry, dance, and spirituality. Her dance performances sometimes include brief introductions with poetry to set the mood for the flowing movements of her innovative choreography. For example, she has done readings of her Isis poems, this one and Invocation Of The Priestess [also on this web site], followed by a sublime dance using ethereal, life-size golden wings. She also dances with a sword, demonstrating extraordinary balance, and does a haunting performance in a darkened room while holding candles that cast an exotic glow on her every gesture and motion. Further, she uses her dance and poetry skills in ritual and Goddess circles, as well as in her role as a teacher of Paganism at Enchantments, a well-known source of Goddess information and materials.

Jezibell

 

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