Danse de Lune

Aleksander Rzewuski- Moon Madness (1922).jpg

‘Danse de Lune’

When you dance

you summon strange gods

to your fingertips,

who speak in tongues

from the dew of a wild moon.

Forget what you think you know.

Feel, only -

the drumbeat that calls your rapturous heart

and the whispered melodies

of moon madness

running in your veins.

Art by Aleksander Rzewuski, “Moon Madness,” c. 1922.

Jessica Wilbert