Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Poem by Ruth St. Denis

Thursday July 9th- As I anticipate this weekends performance at Bate's Dance Festival of the choreographer Kate Weare I look to a book of poetry on dance that I received from Suaznne Carbonneau. If you don't know who she is, she's a guru of dance history and dance criticism. This poem is from the book called The dancea poem titled;

The Kingdom Within by Ruth St. Denis-

This is my message, the message of a dancer:
May you cease form creating a world of lifeless machinery.
And learn to use your own living instrument of living beauty.
Cease from your pride of material conquest and accept your own inheritance of wealth.
Within your being, within your heart and mind and living body
There lies a kingdom that you little know of,
A world of fearless living, of power and of peace and joy.
A kingdom rich with love's glad sharing,
The unfolding glory of your Infinite Being!

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