Could someone please decipher the meaning of this poem please, ive been trying all day and its almost impossible.

How beautiful is this dance we call life.

on any scale, anywhere, anyhow

We try to exert dominion, but the grains of sand only squeese through our fingers

Life pulsing, through veins, the ebb and flow of the tides.

Breathing, moving, existing

What is this mystery? Our few moments in the sun.

Dance any way you want, but the song is short.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Pretty self explanatory.

    Line one:

    It's a song glorifying life in all of its forms. The dance reference to the experience/process of living.

    Line two:

    The beauty of life is not defined, not restricted. People can find joy in living in an improvised ghetto as much as a sunny coastal city. The joy people feel can come from anywhere, and be inspired from anything.

    Line three:

    It refers to those whose's blind obsessions has alienated people close to them. When a person becomes so obsessed with an ideal, a movement, a cause, they risk alienating or abandoning people they care about in order to achieve their obsession.

    Line four:

    Life is all around us, not just in humans and animals. The sea, the wind, the industrial buildings, machines, the graffiti-----all of it an more are all forms of life, forms of expression, forms of inspiration and history.

    Line five:

    A progression of line four. Everything, everyone exists. We are, we populate this world. A beautiful world populated by countless forms of life.

    Line six:

    People who obsess too much over why we are the way we are, or who get caught up in obscure philosophical questions, can be distracted from enjoying the simple things in life: waking up, talking with people, going to work/school, taking a job, doing work, etc.

    Line seven:

    Live your own life they way you see fit, but make it meaningful to you.

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  • 7 years ago

    The meaning if life and what you do with yoyr life. "Dance any way you want, but the song us short" is kinda like spend life any way you want but life us short so make it count. Kinda like you only live once (I'm so sorry). And I think tge sand thing is like we try so hard to achieve greatness when it doesn't really matter in the end. Hope I helped (:

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  • 7 years ago

    Its saying life is short and you shouldnt waste it "But the song is short". Its telling you that you can party and do everything you ever wanted to do, but your life is short and will soon cut off.

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  • 7 years ago

    That poem is about how life is so short, so live it good. That's the basic outline of that poem, the original YOLO one might say.

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  • 7 years ago

    Life is short, so live it to the fullest

    Source(s): Brain LOL
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  • 7 years ago

    Life is short, so live it to the fullest

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  • 7 years ago

    Life is short biotch, live it

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