My Take-TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 265 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Please read this, to get a clear idea of the thoughts behind the selected photo. The photo is titled Russian Dancers.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459097
stay with us and dance 
hold them closer to your heart
dance for the children

express yourself - dance
once a forbidden art form
spread peace and joy - dance

©Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

24 thoughts on “My Take-TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 265 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

  1. Reminds me very much of ‘Belly Dancing’… – here’s some history;

    “The Egyptian Ghawazee are the decendents of nomads who migrated from India through the countries of the Far and Middle East and then down into Egypt, probably in the 16th century. Their traditional occupations in Egyptian communitites are as dancers, singers and musicians for social events large and small.” & “The first belly dancers were a group of traveling dancers known as the ghawazee. These women were considered gypsies in Egypt in the 18th century, and were banished from Cairo during the 1830s, but went on to perform in Upper Egypt and later in the Middle East and Europe.” &

    “The Ghawazi is a local practice describing female dancers who dance in return of money; the male version of the practice is described as “khawal”.” – there is more info on Wiki.

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