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When I reached the age of fifty my spirits were so low...
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The hip region is located lateral and anterior to the gluteal region (i.e., the buttock), inferior to the iliac crest, and overlying the greater trochanter of the femur, or "thigh bone". In adults, three of the bones of the pelvis have fused into the hip bone or acetabulum which forms part of the hip region. Bellydance is a type of Middle Eastern dance. Originally a "solo, improvised dance involving torso articulation," bellydance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally.
When I reached the age of fifty
my spirits were so low
my marriage was quite boring
I did not know which way to go.
I felt so fat and frumpy
I did not know how to dress
I lay all day and watched T.V.
I was an awful mess.
But then a friend said `this is wrong`
our lives we must enhance
she said we are going down the town
we are going to learn to dance.
So I started belly dancing
it was not very hard
and now I am beautiful and sexy
and my name's Sheharizade.
Jan Price, Contributor: I am a poet on tour with the Welsh Arts council, reading my poems to schools, clubs, hospitals, prisons and various groups. I am a published poet and also was a belly dance teacher for some years with two classes. I have had poems published in the belly dance magazine called `Mosaic` and have had great success in reading my mostly humourous poetry, winning prizes and being asked to speak at various functions. (more...)