I saw him, Love, I saw him, Dear,
I saw the Dancer, did you hear?
The Dancer spun, the Dancer flew,
The Dancer danced as I used to!
He was in the room right at the start,
He was dancing first, he pricked my heart,
I watched him, Love, I watched him, Dear,
I watched him come to pull me near!
You know my bones, my brittle build,
You know my skin, thin and shriveled,
So the Dancer whirled us and I smoothed,
So the Dancer’s partner, her old joints soothed!
We danced for hours, our feet wore wings,
We danced on air, to violin strings,
The old folks stared, the old folks swooned,
The old folks clapped, the ladies mooned!
A marvel, Love, a marvel, Dear,
A marvel and magic I nearly fear,
When our dance died my flesh died too,
When our dance waned the Dancer knew!
The Dancer, my Dancer, he knew me caught,
The Dancer, my Dancer, he knew he’d taught,
I was a Dancer, you must recall,
I was a Dancer, ‘til you cheered my fall!
Now I must go, my red shoes on,
Now I must run, he play