Mesmerize with every beat,
music moves down naked feet,
rises up to then repeat,
bellydance feels so complete.

Sway hips smoothly, side to side,
expose thoughts kept deep inside.
Pretty veils, expressive eyes,
feeling free, no need to hide.

Thrilling sparks flow through snake arms,
revealing distinctive charm.
Hypnotize to then disarm,
silently without alarm.

Shimmy fast, then lift and drop.
Chest circles and belly pops.
Always dance, no need to stop.
keep all joys listed on top.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on July 1, 2021

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  1. It’s soo thrilling and new style of writing ✍ dear Grace. Amazing, of course your words dance on any form of writing β€πŸ§‘πŸ§‘πŸ’šπŸ’›

    1. Hello Suma! I must say that the writing style of Grace is truly refreshing and exciting. Her ability to create such a vivid and relatable scene is incredible, and I found myself completely engrossed in every post I come across. Grace has a real talent for writing, and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future. As you said, her words truly dance on the page and create a beautiful and captivating story. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

      1. Yes Sir, she does have the great writing talent. Glad to hear it from you. Please do read regularly πŸ˜‡πŸ₯°πŸ§‘

  2. I miss having my friends around who could bellydance. It was always fun to watch their unspoken language within movement and their eyes, and how they interacted with crowds of people.

    That was then, this is now.

    Lovely poem, Grace. <3

      1. I do occasionally meet up with one or two them, but most of those I kept in contact are no longer practicing. We’ve all gotten older πŸ™‚

        I got pretty good at faking being a bellydancer when I was younger. My moves were basic and amateurish, but my friends had taught me enough that I could make someone who didn’t know anything about the matter think I was passable as a male bellydancer. They, on the other hand, were more amused by my sorry attempts.

        Still, I stood out at nightclubs πŸ˜€

        Now? I’d probably need to see a chiropractor after trying.

  3. I found the poem “Bellydancer” to be a beautiful and expressive tribute to the art of belly dancing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem in which your words perfectly capture the mesmerizing and hypnotic nature of this ancient art form. I was drawn into the rhythmic movements and expressive gestures that you so vividly described. Your poem gave me a glimpse into the joys of belly dancing, as well as the sense of freedom and self-expression that it can bring. The poem truly captures the magic of belly dancing and the emotions it can evoke in both the dancer and the audience. Your use of language and imagery was truly enchanting, and I found myself wanting to read more. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, and for inspiring us to celebrate the art and beauty of belly dancing. It is a powerful reminder of the joy and freedom that can be found through dance and self-expression. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

  4. Your poetry is just gorgeous, Grace. I can almost feel the rhythm of the belly dancer through your perfect imagery. How interesting and impressive it is that you even manage to count and match the syllables in your work. It’s something I’ve never considered when writing my poems. I don’t have the ability or talent to be able to do that with ease. I appreciate how much you put into your work – it’s always so beautiful. I also love the images you use with your pieces – they are quite lovely. Xx πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ’

    1. Thank you so much, Ellie. I am so delighted to hear that you are enjoying my poems. This truly means a lot to me. Truly appreciate you and your kind support, my friend.πŸ’•

  5. Ah Grace, I remember this piece and it delivered once again!!! What gorgeous imagery on a unique topic!! Fantastic flow and execution as always, my friend πŸ€πŸ€—

  6. What a beautiful description of a belly dancer! It’s somewhat different, but as usual, you excelled. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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