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Posted January 23, 2013 in Memorials:
My Heart Is A Dancer

by Cathy Mitchell.

Martha Shepherd and I were classmates in MH, and when we were applicants, she was a puzzle to me. She was different from anyone I’d ever met—a professional story teller and a dancer. Martha would walk on tiptoes, and she wore purple overalls. Who wears purple overalls?

In my heart, I admired her free spirit. I thought “Someday, I’ll be as free as Martha and be able to wear purple overalls.”

Catherine Doherty wrote a poem about herself, from which I’ve excerpted. I think it could have been written about Martha, too.

 


 

My Heart Is A Dancer
by Catherine Doherty

My heart is a dancer.
It dances away its life, sad or gay.
It dances in shadows, it dances in light,
but always it dances its life away….

My heart is a dancer
to music that men do not know.
It follows the song of the wind in the leaves wherever it goes.
But always it dances its life away….

My heart is a dancer
that weaves a design of love and desires
that take birth in pain,
but always it dances its life away.

My heart is a dancer
of passion that spans time and eternity.
But always it dances its life away….

My heart is a dancer, for then it can sing
its hymn to the lover that is not there.
But always it dances its life away.

Dance, my heart. Dance and sing.
For only in death will you know
him to whose music you sing.

 

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