The Monk who Danced

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Some monks pray

Some monks dance

Some monks drink

All monks hope for a second chance

 

I have played all

kinds of funny games

Been to all kinds of places

Called all unkind names

 

The thrill of the chase

The prospect of romance

is rarely expressed in thudding crashes

More often expressed in dance

 

Here comes tango

There goes hip hop

Ballroom dancing for the propah

Disco dancing for the lower crop

 

This monk got grace

It helps he has style

For very soon he will start sweating

Because he has not practiced in a while

 

While the forbidden and elusive

Pleasures of the flesh are often the downfall

Of talented men who began to crawl

Dancing never killed anyone

and no one got killed dancing.

 

The wars the fights and the peacock struts

Have continued since mankind begun

Choose your arena, choose your weapon

Dancing shoes or the barrel of a gun.

 

Music heals what people hurt

Poetry steals what movies covet

Paintings end up hugging stony walls

But dancing above all is in the moment

 

Transitory like a flutter of a piano sheet

Dance now or forever hold your feet.

 

Related-

http://www.themonkwholovestodance.com/

http://www.gakkaionline.net/Myths/Dancing.html

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Review: Lafangey Parinday (Rouge Birds)

 

Unlike earlier movies/reviews- this one is an out and out Bollywood masala movie- include suspense- drama-action-romance-songs. Neil Nitin Mukesh gives up his clean choco boy look to play a street boxer, who accidentally knocks down his neighbour Pinky Palakar (played by Deepika Padukone)- a feisty Mumbai gal who dreams of leaving her shanty by skate dancing into India Got Talent.- a TV show (where you vote by sms kinds). Girl goes blind- so boxer hero turns partner dancer to help her.  Rest is all song and dance.

Very forgettable time-pass movie- but overall feel good. Not all movies can be cerebal, na? Hero always wins 😉