ʈhe sl❂w dance


June 25 by The Running Son


Slow Dance
by Rabi Kahn click4source


ʈhe sl❂w dance

It’s got this grip on me,
afflicting me, a spring-time
symphony; really, the only music
even fit for me. No minor falling chords,
no keys can dampen my needing you:
you feed old burnings
deep down
inside of me.

Used to be
was the only spring
still warming cold mornings.
Now snows, and cold winds blowing
can never shift or lift this
attention—this intense
and intimate

from us, and amid
my long rhyming
and downward spiraling, I’ve
finally found you, whew, and just
in time I think. Signatures align perfectly,
and our thoughts slow rhyme
in a perfect

Bodies mirror,
minds mix, explode—recombine;
then thoughts slow rhyme, again with mine.
Candle-lit eyes reflect
the times we met,
could never

that love
in our age
has a tempo change;
our first dance
is our final phase,
a fencing match
of bodies slow dancing on the stage
to a strange and complex
spring-loaded social arrangement—

and I tell you
straight: there is still a chance
I may take you, here, make you mine.
Then we’ll breathe each others light
until we both die, or both go utterly blind.
In my world we move in
living harmonies, rhythms, and deep




by Jim Aldrich (:

All Poetry by RunningSon, aka Jim Aldrich

.namaste.   -• ö.tH(ink)Mÿstiç •-   .namaste.

20 thoughts on “ʈhe sl❂w dance

  1. fibee5 says:

    Such a deep love, very powerful writing 🙂

  2. 1WriteWay says:

    I love your poetry but this one has really taken my breath away but also filled me with warmth and made me happy and makes my heart ache a bit as reading about such deep love also does. Sparks and synpases firing like crazy over the many beautiful images and the core concept. What a way to start my day 🙂

    • 1WriteWay says:

      I haven’t finished my coffee so there’s a few typos in my comment 😦 “made m heart ache a bit as reading about such deep love always does”; synapses ….

    • Marie you make me smile. Typos and coffee have a relationship in my world too. You support has been appreciated for some time, and It keeps me going. All typos are forgiven (and all coffee consumed) here.

  3. Eva PoeteX says:

    This is more than love poetry… Amazing! As always. 🙂

  4. I have to go read this again for like the fourth time I get new images every time I read it!

  5. Ar Vhee says:

    Reblogged this on met.arvhee.noia and commented:
    This wonderful piece from an amazing poet/blogger communicates a universal experience to me in a plain and accesible language. A romantic poem worth reading on a cold Wednesday morning 🙂

  6. Take as many breaks as you need. This is beautiful Jim!!!

♫ Talk to Jim...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

RFB editor Jim Aldrich, Joshua Tree CA 2013

RunningSon aka Jim Aldrich, Joshua Tree CA 2013 | This site is dedicated with the deepest gratitude to Dr. Cláudio Naranjo, whose writings gave me life.

  • 352,866 souls hit the RFB

Click to Follow the RFB!

Join 1,032 other followers

Recent Posts…

Some RFB Followers…

Flag Counter
DoubleU = W


UP!::urban po'E.Tree(s)

by po'E.T. and the colors of pi

The shadows of a dream

Words walking the tightrope from functionality to versification.


spice up your life vanilla style


A topnotch WordPress.com site


thoughts from my mind to yours

A Mirror Obscura,

Poetry, musings and sightings from where the country changes


Poetic Landscapes Of The Spirit


Ein schöner Tag - wenn er zu Ende geht, ist nichts mehr, wie es war...


Im here to expose true talent

phillymanjim's Blog

Poetry, Musings, Photographs

Blog It Or Lose It

Paloma's Pen

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Here and now, with all of it.

James Radcliffe

Thoughts on Writing, Art, and Life

Tania Marie

Creating Life As A Work Of Art With A Magick Rabbit By My Side

Sean B

Nomadic & transient tales


Simple Living

Papermashed (Discontinued Blog of Eva Acharya)

A place for me to share my ideas, triumphs, and failing moments in pursuit of publishing.

Smuggling Bay

About expression

leather green gargoyle

what I hear, what I read, what I write

Gray Poet

Just a place to express my poems.

HA's Place

of organic poems, multifarious prose, rambunctious ramblings, and queer dreams


The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

Notes on a Spanish Valley

Award-winning blog - Living in rural Andalucia

Wendy L. Macdonald

My faith is not shallow because I've been rescued from the deep.


Women's Issues, Peace, Creativity & Spirituality


My muse's quiet amusement

Poemotherapi Shoppe

"Oh How Art Thou Love Of Poetry"



I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

∙ tenderheartmusings ∙

we were born naked onto the page of existence; with nothing but the pen of our soul to write ourselves into eternal ecstasy ~ DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan

Traces of the Soul

Whispering insights of this, that, then and there

"we'll never be royals."

Small artists with big potential and lots of cliché.


A Long Distance Relationship Blog. Join the FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/theLDRdiaries13

David Emeron: Sonnets

If I swore not to describe my heart, would it stop beating forever?


Exploring Northern Himalayas

Simple Pleasures

Visual Poetry, Photography and Quotes

Of Distant Places

How it feels like feeling home to a person who lives 8,000 miles away

Manang Bok's House

Atrocities are sometimes nothing less than the vengeance of the tormented. (Louis de Bernieres)

going the distance for love blog

Life in a long distance relationship


My heart, mind and soul...transcribed!

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma

%d bloggers like this: