Sand Dancer and other Poems

“I was learning to fly”

Sand Dancer and other Poems by Wendy WrightIn religious silence, our hair scraped back to near baldness, we entered another world of ‘the dance’. We were supplicants in a temple of wonderful music and trained to master our unruly bodies.

Dance released me from the floor and helped me to play with gravity, and the space around – to become whatever I liked, to change time, seasons, my age, my size. Soon I could hear music and rhythm everywhere. In my own breathing and heart-beat, everything was rising and falling, speeding up and slowing down. Nothing was ever still.

During this process, on a deeper level of consciousness, a certain philosophy had taken root in my life. I had been taught to understand that I was part of something enormous, outside of my self and that nothing begins and nothing ends. That all of life is moving and our relationship to all living things on earth is how we sense eternity.

Dancer, teacher, actor and writer, Wendy Wright has been writing poetry for many years and this is a selection of her work centred around her life in the theatre.

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About Wendy

Wendy Wright, author of Sand Dancer and other Poems

Born a week before World War II was declared and having spent a good portion of her life in east London, Wendy has been dancing and acting since she was a small child at boarding school. A teatcher who taught both traditional Primary School and children with Special Needs, Wendy has been writing poetry, teaching guides and even a novel over the years.
Now resident in southern France, Wendy is concentrating on her poetry and art.

 

About Sand Dancer and Other Poems

Title: Sand Dancer and Other Poems
Author: Wendy Wright
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Perigord Press
Published Date: June 18, 2012
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0956158161
ISBN-13: 978-0956158161
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces