[NetBehaviour] "Dance of the Soul's Journey" and Arabian "Dance of Mourning"

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Sun Sep 20 19:15:38 CEST 2009

"Dance of the Soul's Journey"

by Zourna

The soulless body (1)

Asks for the light of life (2)

Vision dawns (3)

Inexpert in life, she walks gropingly (4)

She draws aside the veil of the future (5)

Life is seen full and plenteous (6)

But old age will come (7)

Grief will visit (8)

She shall walk with her nose close to the camel's foot (9)

Yet now, from the crown of her head (10)

To the souls of her feet she is perfect (11)

Rejoices in the perfect body (12)

And in all good things (13)

Runs from the scene (14)

Arabian "Dance of Mourning"

by Zourna

The body approaches (1)

The body passes (2)

"I hold my sorrow to myself" (3)

"He has gone out of the house and up to Heaven" (4)

"Farewell" (5)

"He slept in my arms" (6)

"The house is empty" (7)

"Woe is in my heart" (8)

(from The Dance, Troy and Margaret West Kinney, 1914)

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