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Forbidden Dancer

I am the forbidden dancer

The poet who can save this world

With the melody of the ocean.

A dancer of silent whispers

Chanting ballads to the pearl

Scattering sacred poetry

Across the horizon.

A dancer impersonating the dove

Reciting spells from my ancestors

Scented with frangipani blossoms.

A dancer carving the new moon

Blooming hearts of young lovers

Revitalizing the soul of the dance.

A dancer painting the stars

And seasons of yam harvest

In my rhythmic movements.

A dancer of timeless silence

Within the shadows of dawn

Awakening the spirits of my ancestors

The forbidden dance is the ritual of life.

by Jordan Dean

Our featured Pasifika poet this week is Jordan Dean. Jordan Dean is from Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. He completed his primary and secondary education in Alotau, MBP, PNG. He has a degree in accounting and management. He has been writing as a hobby for over a decade. Several of his poems have been published in various international print and online platforms. He has a collection of short stories and a novel to be published soon. He currently resides in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea.

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