Sufi Dancer

by James McCaig

Whirling over the ballroom with smile alight

she appeared in a dream one mystical night

In this the first of many encounters she stirred

my heart and inspired the will to chase undeterred

On each occasion when she chose to grace

the stage of concentration and I gave pursuit

She skipped out of reach and left me to face

the darkness of disappointment, but still resolute

Up the ladder of breath to her window so bright

stealthily stalking her presence each night

She felt eyes upon her, yet gradually relaxed

displaying motion and color that finally climaxed

in a dance of light impossible to absorb or relate

She expanded and grew to fill the night and nature

Her presence and power set the world to vibrate

to the message she brings from the mighty creator

James McCaig