Cha Cha Cha


Cha Cha Cha

Good music,
good birds
good trees;
today…it’s enough for me.
The light changing
on the leaves,
the sun and shadows
painting evolving scenes.
I’m falling in love,
one more time
with Life.

Only Life,
can make me revisit

the possibility
of going back on
my forward track…
to grab it by the hand…
cha cha cha
and love it again.

The breeze,
is dancing
with the trees;

magic is in the air.
The birds
begin to slip into
a line-dance,
beaks full of fruit.
How they move
to the beat,
played loudly
from my window…

cha cha cha
their light steps
are perfection.

And when
they disperse;
exactly timed,
in a swoosh
they retreat,

in the air.
They have
built- in scatter,
as in unison,
they fall back
to the edge
of the trees,
a silent whistle,
to run away,
fly far, get out,
just in case.

Then one by one,
they’re re- joining
the dance again.

Line up… grab a bite…
cha cha cha
while the music
plays on and on.

Karima Hoisan
21, November 2020
Costa Rica

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18 Responses to Cha Cha Cha

  1. daleinnis says:

    Love the rhythm and the joy of this! Cha cha cha!

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  2. Playful and joyous.

    It took me a minute to think of an appropriate comment other than, “cha cha cha” … because really, that’s all I could think of at first.

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    • It was kind of a cha cha cha day today, it’s OK you couldn’t get passed that feeling:) or that beat. Thank you for commenting..anyway:) Yes this was more fantasy and and playful as you said..We can’t be serious all the time:) Glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    A delightful and joyous poem, Karima. And, oh, those birds are just lovely to look at.❤️

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  4. Thank you Jeff for feeling the joy..Was one of those rhythmic days. where even the birds and the trees bounce to the beat:) and it’s so good to be alive!! I feed wild birds and sometimes there are 30 at a time eating my bananas and papayas…I never caught them in a line dance, but I have seen them so up close and personal..when I go out to replenish their buffet…they barely even leave, they are so used to me.

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  5. Diana says:

    Beautiful, my dearest Karima…. The picture and your words. I have never seen a more colorful photo of birds than this. Simply exquisite. Your pictures draw 🌈rainbows🌈 in my eyes!
    Stay blessed, habibti🌸💐❤️😍😘

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  6. Thank you dear poet…it was a moment of peace and fantasy that Life gives us sometime. I’m glad you enjoyed my composite image of those beautiful birds. The foliage behind is part of my yard. You were born with rainbows in your eyes…it’s just how God made you:) 🌈❤️🌈❤️

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  7. Beautiful, ah latin american dancing was my favourite I went for classes for more than 14 years. Cha cha cha got all the rhythm and excitement. The stronger foot work is so good for the health it opens the chakras in the soles of the feet with the vibrations flowing up and down the body. All life loves music and I can see the birds swaying in rhythm of the Cha cha cha eager to return to grasp a snack and dance again. I miss dancing so much. Sometimes one of my cats will join me to dance in the home and we sway to the music. Enjoy the life uplifts beats and sounds. Bless you

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  8. Thank you so much for this comment and for sharing your love of Latin Music. It is the music of my youth and all my best memories, center around it. Thank you too for your in -depth comment, because it makes me see you really connected to my poem:) I am lucky that I go dancing virtually and actually own a Bolero Club in Second Life called “Kari’s Kantina del Mar” no matter how stiff I become, I can still sashay across the floor. Bless you always too Nanette!


  9. Hoyt says:

    Ahhhh…I love the cadence of this one Karima! I can picture the birds dancing on your sill and then exiting “just in case.” You have captured in this, the simple daily miracles that are given us, but many times choose to ignore. Cha cha cha!

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    • Hey hey my Cha Cha partner…so glad you caught the beat:) Was just oen of those magical mornings Nature lays out for could I not accept? Thank you dear friend so just being you and caring after all these years about my poetry! ❤️


  10. Samreen Asad says:

    Such a beautiful play of words Karima and your joyous thoughts made me feel dancing to the tune.. Cha cha cha 😊❤️❤️

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    • Thank you Samreen..was a very light moment on a beautiful day.,with about 30 birds at once forming part of this Cha Cha scene ..hehe..truly wonderful. It’s fun to let ourselves lighten up too now and then:) Nature is a good one to help me get my priorities straight:)Next time this happens, I will invite you over..hehe just teleport you (somehow) to join in.You already know the beat..Cha Cha Cha:)


      • Samreen Asad says:

        That must have been a wonderful sight Karima to watch those lovely beautiful souls ❤️ I do will wait for your invitation 😉😀 to come and join you over. 😇 We together will be doing cha cha cha 😁🤗💖

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