9th Day of Christmas Haiku: Nine Ladies Dancing
Nine gowns a’ dancing
One, two, spin; three, four and round.
None flowers swaying.
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In older versions of the song the nine ladies dancing were lords a leaping, drummers drumming, bulls a-roaring, bears a beating, even pipers pipping.
Dancing was an important part of rituals, celebrations and even social communications since 30 000 years ago, with rock-art and Egyptian tomb paintings bearing witness. Dancing was also a way to worship the sun, this being done in a circle movement around a fire, from east to west – following the sun’s movement on the sky.
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Text and Haiku-San © Patricia Furstenberg.
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