The verses below describe the elation I feel when I’m skate dancing. The title “Elan” is Celtic and signifies shining or brightness. Listen to the music as you read the poem.


a melody takes me by the hand
weaving in and out together
like the wistful dance
of a hummingbird
untouched by fetters or cares
to a whirlwind world
of sacred dreams and wonders
where fears and torpidity
are left behind.

— vincenzo