Hunter Dasten

Rookie (May 3rd 1987)

Hunter Dasten Poems

1. The Climb 7/6/2009
2. The Perfect Word 7/6/2009
3. My Dream 7/6/2009
4. Those Eyes 7/6/2009
5. An Immutable Act 7/6/2009
6. The Dance 7/6/2009
7. Tightrope Walker 7/6/2009
8. That Little Girl With Her Hands To The Sky 7/6/2009
9. She Watches The Sunset 1/27/2010
10. When The Storm Comes Around 7/6/2009
11. Beneath A Copper-Tint Sky 7/6/2009
12. A Ballerina's Dance 7/6/2009
Best Poem of Hunter Dasten

A Ballerina's Dance

Her feet float above the stage
as if carried by some unseen force.
From my view among the generally admitted
I can hardly make out the details of her face.
But those graceful movements are so alluring
each subtle step, precise, and all consuming.

She is the most vulnerable of all artists,
performing a dance that demands every emotion soak through her skin.
Each fluid movement pulls from the reservoir of her experience.
Trained from a young age to move agilely across the stage,
bearing the weight of the world upon her shoulders;
My Ballerina has more ...

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