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Dance of the Seven Veils


By Savannah Skye




I am Salomé
I dance the Dance of the Seven Veils
I dance for Herod the King
I dance for Him to obtain his favors
I dance the Dance of the Seven Veils
For this dance he does savor

As I dance the Dance of the Seven Veils for him...
I remove the 1st veil
         the 2nd veil
         the 3rd veil
         the 4th veil
         the 5th veil
         the 6th veil

and finally...

         the 7th veil

is removed...

King Herod is in ecstasy
I have performed my Dance for his birthday
I have performed my Dance of the Seven Veils
most beautifully for his birthday

Now King, my favor in return
I want the Head of John The Baptist

So she shall have it
So I shall not disappoint my mistress
nor go back on my word to her

So John's Head is gone
So is Salomé
For she married his father Philip
and now she dances the
Dance of the Seven Veils

for him...


ABOUT THE IMAGE: This image is Gustave Moreau's painting Salomé Dancing Before Herod. Art historians estimate it was painted circa 1875 or 1876.




About the Poet

As of 2003, Savannah Skye provided this bio:

I am a 34 year young female who loves to dance barefoot, swim (especially in the nude), hike, and draw. She  She writes poetry when it comes out of her like the rain from the sky.  She has also create two electronikc cosmic songs entitled "All" and "Dance". She is a native Californian who has lived in the New York City area for 2 years. Janice is a non-militant vegan who loves to dance and listen to music. She doesn't call herself a poet, but writes from the heart on things that move her in some way.

Savannah Skye has contributed several poems to this web site since 1998. They include:



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