Drum Circle – A Quadrille

Drum Circle

Sunday evenings
without fail
the drum circle
on the beach
and to the 
setting sun
its worshippers
do hail
On the sand
they dance
in a circle
of frenzy 
on their drums
to the music
and welcoming
anyone who comes
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and has prompted us with the word Drum

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words 
excluding the title

The Drum Circle is a weekly event year-round
on Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL
Drum Circle Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL

  19 comments for “Drum Circle – A Quadrille

  1. June 16, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I attend drum circles but, they aren’t quite that large. It is usually focused on the equinox or solstice. Sadly, this year it is remote.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 17, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Yes, this one is large because it attracts all the beachgoers, many are tourists. It celebrates the sunset every Sunday. With beaches only just reopening it has been an absent event for several months this year. I’m sure social distancing it won’t stop people from mingling too closely 🤭

  2. June 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I have never seen a drum circle… but it looks like fun.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      Yes it’s a lot of fun to watch and sometimes participate ☺️

  3. June 16, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Wondering if you’ve experienced this in person. Would love to be a part of something like that. I can only imagine the energy and healing powers!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Oh yes Mish. The one pictured is where I live. Every Sunday like clockwork. It is fun and the tourists love it too. There’s usually alcohol involved so inhibitions can go by the wayside. Even if you don’t go you can always hear the drums for several miles 😊

      • June 16, 2020 at 7:47 pm

        Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  4. June 16, 2020 at 10:49 am

    I want to dance into this, evokes the free spirit of open, spontaneous, community and joy.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      Yes it’s most entertaining and definitely a tourist trap. Life’s a a beach 🏖😊

  5. June 16, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Beautiful description

  6. June 16, 2020 at 2:08 am

    What a wonderful way to generate positive energy and a sense of community.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2020 at 8:53 am

      Yes, the tourists love it! 🙂

  7. June 15, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Having a drum circle on the beach seems like an interesting way to celebrate the setting sun. I wonder how it sounds.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2020 at 8:57 am

      It’s very hypnotic Frank 🙂

  8. June 15, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Largely a hermit these days, I used to do a couple drum circles a month. Nice write!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2020 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Ron. They are fun and you can hear them from quite a way off 🙂

  9. June 15, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    There was a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away all I did was write poetry. I need to find my focus and get back to it. I enjoy your words.

    Also, I need the green gown the girl is wearing in the photo. 😀 😀 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2020 at 8:52 am

      I hope you find your inspiration again Felicia and I look forward to reading your work ☺️ Yes, that dress is rather special isn’t it?

  10. June 15, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    How cool.

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