SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

“Dancing is My Passion” by WITS Student Ivy Lorca

Dancing is you
with me

floating on the sea
with the sunshine

on your face
like you’re on stage

with the lights on
finding your way back

but you can’t leave
Dancing is like poetry:

the song never ends
Poetry is like the beat

of the music
when you dance

like an echo of a voice
asking you to dance

You always say yes
like you can’t resist

like the moves your teachers say
you already know

with your heart spreading wide
like they don’t know

Dance is poetry, they’re both alike
on the beach

You are going to the sea again
Everyone’s watching

but I don’t care
Find your way back to fresh air

Dancing is my passion
as you can see

With me on the stage
setting all your worries free


Ivy Lorca wrote this poem while a student at Dearborn Park Elementary School with WITS Writer-in-Residence Samar Abulhassan. Ivy read the poem to open our Poetry Series event with Rita Dove on December 3, 2021.

Posted in PoetryPoetry SeriesWriters in the Schools2021/22 Season