Dancing Eight-Step

8th floor steps Dancing Eight-Step

Ocho, samane, e-walu, acht

Wyth, ara, otto. ocht,  

So were the numbers recited in sing-song voice

The first of many a linguistic choice.

The melody fit his favorite little ditty

As he loved to walk in the rain in the city.

He remembered the movies of long ago

And for a moment, wanted to be a little rebel colonel.

Upstairs, downstairs, clickety-clack

Concrete, metal, shingles, he’d give a whack.

Tapping on everything here or there

So were the moves of Robinson Astaire

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3 thoughts on “Dancing Eight-Step

  1. Rhythm and dancing in the rain with Gene Kelly come to mind. I wonder if Robinson is any relation to Fred?
    Gail visiting for AtoZ

  2. tommiaw says:

    I’ll admit, that was the next song that came to mind after “I like to walk in the rain.” The dance routine of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Shirley Temple is a delight.

  3. Julia says:

    This poem made me think of dancing for sure. I was thinking you might be referring to Shirley Temple, so glad you confirmed it in the comment above.

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