Sitting amongst refrains of nostalgia
Transplanted onto this dance floor
The insinuating rhythm
Just a timeless heartbeat
Into a finale flourish.
|The Immigrant’s Tango
© Vanessa Winn
First published in Quill’s Canadian Poetry Magazine
Vanessa Winn’s non-fiction has appeared in Monday Magazine and her poetry has been published in Quill’s Canadian Poetry Magazine and Island Writer Magazine. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from the University of Victoria. Beyond her love of the written word, Vanessa finds inspiration in music and dance and currently teaches Argentine tango. Born in England, Vanessa now lives in Victoria, BC, with her two daughters. The Chief Factor’s Daughter is her first novel.
The Ice Queen
Her crystallized crust of reserve
Her earthen body heaves
If her heated words
Or will the sun penetrate