zelda-dancing, by pd lyons



watering woman

wet wilderness


in the tenderness of night

Mary zelda-dancing

 made the moonlight sing



when i was 15 i met this wonderful woman. she turned me on to nin,miller,picasso,beethoven, brautigan,ram dass,stephen, watts, and love making. she was 27 and from North Carolina just the sound of her voice had me… anyway she deemed herself old and tragic. wanted to become a dancer or at the very least a dance teacher and to that end she returned to university in N.C. On more that one occasion she refereed  to herself as Zelda.

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  • Donna J Snyder  On February 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    So much here, the poem, the tale, and all the untold stories.

    How wonderful you had someone like that to teach you about literature, love, sex, putative madness, jazz, tragedy, age.

    I’m so glad I finally read this.


    • pdlyons  On February 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      thank you ever so much for this reply.


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