Dancers queued, poem to begin, 

surfers intense, thousand-yard stare, 


climber below summit, ready  

for thin air. Mountain unconquered, 


wave out of reach, lyric not written,

footwork seized -- tango, sonnet, 


ocean, peak.  All paused, in step, 

ready to keep time -- calm,


waiting for dawn, breathtaking view,

the coming moment, pas de deux.

                               Timothy Pilgrim