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Poem by Margaret Cavendish


Motion Directs, While Atomes Dance


ATomes will dance, and measures keep just time;
And one by one will hold round circle line,
Run in and out, as we do dance the Hay;
Crossing about, yet keepe just time and way:
While Motion, as Musicke directs the Time:
Thus by consent, they altogether joyne.
This Harmony is Health, makes Life live long;
But when they're out, 'tis death, so dancing's done. 



Margaret Cavendish


Margaret Cavendish's other poems:
  1. What Atomes Make the Wind Collick
  2. Of Aire
  3. Of Sharpe Atomes
  4. The Bignesse of Atomes
  5. Cavendish


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