when Terpsichore, with iris-plume,
Bade o'er her lute her rosy fingers fly;
'T was pleasure all--the fawns in mingled choirs,
Glanced on the willing nymphs their wanton fires,
Joy shook his glittering pinions as he flew;
The shout of rapture and the song of bliss,
The sportive titter and the melting kiss,
All blended with the smile, that shone like early dew."
-from An Ode To Music, by James G. Percival
quiet enough in the morning hours, they're quiet enough in the
Reserving their Terpsichorean powers to dance by the light of the Jellicle Moon."
-from "Old Possum's Book of Practicle Cats" T.S.Elliot (also from "Cats" the Musical)
music! Come, my queen, take hands with me,
And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be."
-Oberon IV i "A Midsummer Night's Dream" W. Shakespeare
now, what masques, what dances shall we have,
To wear away this long age of three hours?"
-Theseus V i "A Misummer Night's Dream" W. Shakespeare
have a dance ere we are married, that we may lighten our own
hearts, and our wives' heels."
-Benedick V iv "Much Ado about Nothing" W. Shakespeare
you do dance, I wish you
A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that."
-Florizel IV iv "The Winter's Tale" W. Shakespeare
can dance if you want to; you can leave your frinds behind.
And your friends can dance, and if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine."
-Men Without Hats