This Circular Dance Of Life

Song of the Snake Dance

Come step with me the thread of life
Stepping, stepping, stepping.
Come dance with me the dance of life
Dancing, dancing, dancing.
Come follow me as I lead you
Come step with me I’ll lead you to
This circular dance of life.

Come step with me the thread of life
Stepping, stepping, stepping.
Come spin with me the dance of life
Spinning, spinning, spinning.
Come follow me as I take you
Come step with me I’ll take you through
This circular dance of life.

Come step with me the thread of life
Stepping, stepping, stepping.
Come turn with me the dance of life
Turning, turning, turning.
Come follow me as I go home
Come step with me I’ll take you from
This circular dance of life.

Sung by the tribal women as they thread an imaginary labyrinth.

When the ‘head of the thread’, having reached the centre, retraces its steps, so what began as one thread appears to be two (one wending inwards, one wending out) – resembling the spring twining of snakes as they mate.


The ‘Song of the Snake Dance’ was originally written for The Priory Project (to be posted in installments when Roots of Rookeri ends) but now I find no logical place for it. So I decided to post it alone, as a hint of what is to come.
Crimson.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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2 Responses to This Circular Dance Of Life

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    It’s hard to know what to do with detached pieces, isn’t it? And sometimes they become reattached somewhere else. 🙂

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