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Yasmeen Khan


Ballerina


As she whirls and twirls it's not her flesh
It's her soul that bathes in ecstasy
It's her heart that feels the bliss
And her eyes that shine like stars
It's the rainbow that bows with her
It's the fish that trills like her
It's bluebird's frolic, a swan's sway
A murmuring, twisting brook in valleys
A water lily quivering gently
Caper the limbs, poised as bird's wings
Slide and glide, flowing with symphonies
Pirouetting tip-toes painting a mural
Scarcely feel the floor, those feather feet,
Fascinating the beholders into a world another
The body and the soul, spin and spin
And ballerina write a poem with her limbs.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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  • Passionate Reader (7/3/2013 9:43:00 AM)

    The body and the soul, spin and spin
    And ballerina write a poem with her limbs.

    Lovely lines! ! ! i enjoyed reading it :) (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (2/2/2013 7:43:00 AM)

    Wow Jasmeen, this is wonderful. These dancing ballerina can realy get into such an all absorbing flow and you brought it into words in a fantastic poem. A joy to read the poem, a joy to see the ballerina in our mental eyes and to feel the dance. (Report) Reply

  • Anela Mrubata (1/27/2013 12:34:00 AM)

    Well written.. ''And ballerina write a poem with her limbs.''... The poem is flawless in creating an image as to what you're saying, throughout the whole poem. Well done! I invite you to read my poems as well (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (1/22/2013 4:23:00 AM)

    A stunning performance of grace, elegance intricately woven with nature's pure beauty! !
    Excellent write! (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (1/21/2013 12:31:00 PM)

    what a fab word pic.....
    loved it
    its so vividly descriptive almost surreal
    it brought to mind a n old Favorite number..... “Feeder - Save Us.” (Report) Reply

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