Falling into Rhythm

Inaudible pulse—
The beat gets louder
Rivals constant noise.
I pick up the rhythm
And out of self, I dance.

For Midweek Motif, Dance, at Poets United.

a-not-so-short note: This is a timely and relevant prompt. But why? Well, because dance is the rhythm of life, mine anyway.

For a significant amount of time, I fell out of tune. Luckily, I eventually figured what I was missing; the ability to choose my own song and dance to my heart’s content.

As a result, I’m returning to my other vocation; the innovative world of business as from next month. It’s going to be busy, and my blogging schedule is going to be erratic until I fall into a comfortable pace as in the line dance featured above.

Simply put I’m not going to be able to keep up with all prompts, challenges and conversations around creative writing. So, if you don’t see me around your cyber home or I take long to respond, please don’t take it personally. It’s simply business. 😀

Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and creative professional. Her blog focuses on all things poetry and creative nonfiction.


  1. “I pick up the rhythm
    And out of self, I dance.” ….Yay!!! It’s so important ‘to choose” one’s “own song and dance to heart’s content”. Love the joy and happiness your words spread.

  2. “Out of self, I dance.” That is the best dance of all. Good luck with your business ventures, kiddo. No worries, we will all be here waiting when you do have time to blog.

  3. Out of self and into rhythm…happy for you that you’re making a desired change and may you find your groove rises to meet you!

  4. The only way I can dance is to get out of myself. (I’m one of those people with two left feet.)

  5. “and out of self I dance” ~~ absolutely how I feel when dancing. This is a lovely poem.

  6. Dance is amazing therapy! Good luck getting through your busy time.

  7. Out of self I dance Nice one Love wise description “the ability to choose my own song and dance to my heart’s content.” Good luck with the business work I know all about the erratic blogging Do that myself

  8. Music certainly draws you in doesn’t it.? I enjoyed your poem at lot and wish you luck back at work.

  9. Your note is almost as poetic as your poem–and it’s equally positive. Bravo for distinguishing your rhythm despite the noise!

  10. Ah pick up that rhythm girl! Dance you should


  11. I wish for you that sweet delight that comes when you dance with wild abandon, becoming one with the song. I hope your business booms out the perfect beats. 🙂

  12. Enjoy your busy business world, Khaya, and I look forward to reading your work again soon when you ‘pick up the rhythm and dance’ back to us!

  13. And it’s ‘And out of self, I dance’ that one truly finds oneself! Khaya, a super poem to describe your next step … as you discover your new rhythm. Wishing you all the best in your new position and look forward to seeing you on WP when you have a chance. Hugs xx

  14. Life happens. We either happen with it, or get trampled under the feet of everyone who has chosen to dance ahead. I can’t wait to see/read what your poetry will look like, while you are doing the business thing.

  15. It is, Val. Nothing like blasting the stereos, when I’m cleaning the house; singing along and dancing with the mop. 😀

  16. It does, Robin. And I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for best wishes, I’m certainly going to need lots of luck in order to juggle it all. 🙂

  17. Dancing for me is like taking risks. I’ve always been a risk-taker. But in recent years, I somehow found myself tip-toeing on a “safe” playing field. But with every experience, we continue to learn something about ourselves.

    I’ll still be around WP but not as much. Thanks my friend. Hugs xx

  18. Life happens, indeed. I, myself, am eager to see how my poetry will look like, whilst deep in the midst of business pitches. Also I’m looking forward to answer the question, ” Does poetry have a place in business?” 🙂

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