The Poetry of Pilates

The Poetry of Pilates

Dreams
of dancing
grace
of movement
long lean legs
caressing calves
fluttering feet
cinched waist
spine aligned
feeling my body
all of its parts
the rhythm
of the ropes
brings power
to the core
of me
arms speak
and
stags leap
near mermaids
by the sea
swans swim
and sphinx pose
with Cleopatra
in beauty
breathing
reaching
stretching
sensing
waking
moving
free
a loving gift
of kindness
for my body
and me

By Corinne Van Meter