China Waltz

Donagh Long


Silver falls like painted dolls they sit

Their endless days now done

In fields of fire their hearts retire

Dancing the China waltz


Their younger years touched by thoughts

Their time has surely come

With all their cares thrown away

On love of a secret waltz


Dance me the China Waltz

Under the Easter moon

They move in silence their bodies rise and fall

Overtaken in the breaking light of dawn


The hard release steals the peaceful dream

Then takes your breath away

But here behind where love is blind

The sound of the China Waltz