19 February, 2012

Ode to Cumbia

With signature of time based
on courtship and seduction,
the sounds hypnotize, curving and reacting.

Pokey and soft,
the claves and drums battle flutes,
without attention to ego, love or fortune.

Harmonic and slow,
the poetry resides within the 2/4 rhythm,
and ancient dancers retell their past with simple turns.

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