She wanted to dance, just one last time,
to grab the violin strings of Libertango,
the triumph and the spice of breaking dawn.

If only he was here, with last summer hand in hand.
If only the blue eyes could strike the crying fragrance.
The rest is all in vain, colorless and in pain.

Two steps back, high heels and the dress black.
Two steps ahead and a grip to make her sway.
Dancing tango, steps and pyre, their tango.

Slaves of the rhythm so known,
he will close the embrace, she will lead the chase,
flowing vigor and the ground walking drizzle.

She would seduce him, let all shields down,
he would follow the breath, let her rest on his chest,
and the music will veil the faces once pale.

On and off beats, on and off bodies,
wrapped legs, arms like arrows,
flash on silky lips in a horizontal move at eclipse.

And the crowd, hearts and lives on pause,
staring eyes, filling caves, stealing grace,
striving riots of somber days with hail.


“Tango” by Tatiannna on DeviantArt


© 2011  Broken Sparkles

78 Responses to “Libertango”

  1. ladynimue Says:

    ah ! i so wanna wish to learn to dance …

  2. Judy Marie Santiago Says:

    Tell me a secret, dear. Are you as good dancer as you’re a great poet? :)

  3. Jamie Dedes Says:

    The tango. The most romantic of dances and this lovely poem does it justice. Nicely wrought, Blaga. Charming. I love it. The last line is particularly splendid. Poem on …

  4. Amy @ Soul Dipper Says:

    Such sensuality, Blaga. Tangy Tango! :)

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Amy nice to see you here! Watching a tango couple it’s sensual enough. This was inspired by a couple that I saw dancing on a street here in Athens, it was for some charity event …

  5. deadpoet88 Says:

    Wow! Love the intense imagery, very romantic and seductive. I love the way the tango looks. You’ve woven your words so beautifully, I have to say you are the best romantic write I know.

  6. Heart Says:

    Your impeccable impressions make their dance routine thoroughly enjoyable!! Once again, well done Blaga!!
    *A round of applause*

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Hi Rachana, thanks for stopping by! This poem was lost in the transferring posts from the old to the new blog so I re-posted it … I see you remember it from before! Thanks!

  7. liv2write2day Says:

    I can absolutely visualize the beauty of the tango here, Blaga. Magnificent poem.

  8. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Finally had a chance to go check out your magazine piece in Whippoorwill. Nice! Commented.

  9. tigerbrite Says:

    You describe the magic of the Tango so well. I saw a South American couple perform recently, absolutely stunning.

  10. Jingle Says:

    dynamic, I see the motion in your words.

    well done,
    Happy Rally.

  11. Olivia Says:

    Oh wow! So you tango too/ Why am I not surprised?
    Loved the metaphors.. I looked into love- making too possibly with those moves- crazy me.. :)

    Love xxx

  12. Someone is Special Says:

    First time here, loved your work, your words are really special and your pen has got a lot of power.. SmileS.. here is my rally post, that’s how life is

    Someone is Special

  13. Krislin Neo, Ting (Syracuse Pike) Says:

    Takes two for that dance.. :) Hmm, lovely.. :)

    here is mine.. for the rally..

    See you.. :)

  14. Ina Says:

    The tango, full of passion, you made a very good poem just as passionate!

  15. Panda Wolf Says:

    I’m not a very good dancer myself, so I can’t say I know how this feels, but it sounds exhilarating.

  16. plaridel Says:

    you have captured the magic of the dance. i’ve also written a similar poem but not as good. if interested, you can find it here:

  17. Marit Says:

    thanks for the comment! it was a great way to find your blog!

  18. Rajlakshmi Says:

    music and dance has so much passion in it… specially when a loved one is near… beautiful write.

    Thursday Rally

  19. Linda Says:

    I am not a dancer, but I felt like one reading your poem.

  20. Kim Nelson Says:

    Utterly hot. Totally enticing. And sad to think they’ll not have it again.

  21. bendedspoon Says:

    ohlalala I love the moves in here :)

  22. Paulami Says:

    it sure takes two to tango ;)
    nice poetry :)

  23. Chimnese Says:

    this is the most romantic dance between two ppl..esp when two ppl who aren’t together and they had this long stares at each other but never acted on it..and they brought the tango…the sexual intensity makes the dance even more sexier..
    thanks for this…excellent

  24. Sam Says:

    I love it … Tango is by far the best dance, did 8 classes and stopped, I think I should get back…. And a musical recommendation “Gotan Project”.

  25. magher1 Says:

    love every single word here! just as much as I love tango… so passionate… ‘She wanted to dance, just one last time’… a story of my life ;) (sometimes I think that I must have been born dancing;P can’t live without it!)

  26. seabell Says:

    It’s like being there… and I know what I mean since I am an ex-tango student. Thanks for the moment!

  27. Reggie Says:

    Blaga, you captured the dance and the romance in the dance so well…love this!

  28. JL Dodge Says:

    Your writes are always memorable…
    Happy Rally !

  29. Neeraja Says:

    Slaves of the rhythm so known,

    he will close the embrace, she will lead the chase,

    flowing vigor and the ground walking drizzle.

    In some way, I felt that it kinda gives a very sad picture as well. Of being so tied up to habit. Of losing the newness and excitement of things to the scary rhythm of habit. And even worse, when you have to do something you are so bored of, in order to entertain others. The kind of sadistic pleasure of the mundane life.
    Don’t know if this interpretation was ever meant to be this way. Maybe that is not what you intended. Jus what I saw. But either ways, I loved it! :)

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      There is no wrong interpretation dear Neeraja, it’s always interesting to see how the readers understand my words. here it was meant to be said that they both love so much the music, on the level of being slaves, addicted to it. Thank you so much for your kind comment and the read! I appreciate it! Will be visiting you again by the way, loved your poem!

  30. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Fantastic write! It simply exudes sexuality and the closeness required to engulf one in the experience of the dance

  31. Marissa Says:

    Another lovely poem!

  32. Vinay Says:

    the dance needs closeness, and the closeness is vividly expressed in your wonderful words, BS! :D liked it.

    Here’s My Poem For Poets Rally

  33. fiveloaf Says:

    each time i read your poem blag and it gets more and more impressive by the day like there’s some kind of charm in there haha! here’s mine.. (actually i ever get to write much these days lol..

  34. Julian Javier the Cyber Mushroom Says:

    damn good! made me wanna learn how to dance the tango hehe! very nicely done!

    Please check mine too:
    ” Perfect… “

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Thank you Julian, I absolutely found your Rally entry Perfect! Glad you liked my tango! The “damn good” expression :) I loved it!

      • Julian Javier the Cyber Mushroom Says:

        thanks again! and you are very much welcome! hehehe! well i said you are damn good because you truly are damn good! hehehehe! happy rally! =D

  35. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Still lovely.

    There’s a tango in my new poem, thanks to you! :-)

  36. blackglassmoon Says:

    flash on silky lips in a horizontal move at eclipse. love the music of this line. thank you.

  37. David (1MereMortal) Says:

    This is really beautiful.

  38. Cherlyn Says:

    Very beautiful, and seductive!

    Again I feel like I’ve read this before, I’m having poetry deja vu! haha. Well, in either case, it is a great poem – ahhh I wish I could dance. It’s so beautiful.

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