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A Ballerina's Dance

Rating: 4.7

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,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mark Dillon 02 October 2012

What a gracious tribute to a beautiful artist, well written.

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Anita Sehgal 02 October 2012

great imagery... lovely!

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Karen Sinclair 02 October 2012

A wonderful portrait of the elegance you so appreciate, mind you its hard not to stand in awe when gazing at the petite yet greatest athletes there are... thank you karen

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Vipins Puthooran 18 December 2011

[G'd choice of words]a well-written poem! !

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John Maxwell 17 December 2011

A great insight poem to the Ballerina's Dance movements. Abstract in a way. You are very talented. As I read more of your works, I will email you as to my thoughts about them.

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Cool cat 26 January 2021

really nice thank you! you made me get a A in LA

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Myanmar 06 March 2020

so beautiful, so solemn.

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ballet is very difficult to learn because every movement needs to be precise and in sync with the music...good insightful poem..i love dancing..a ten..

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ballet is very difficult to learn because every movement needs to be precise and in sync with the music...good insightful poem..i love dancing..a ten..

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Kay Staley 02 October 2014

Sounds like a story and makes you feel like you were there, but what is the reader supposed to get out of it. How are we supposed to identify with it? Or is it not written for anyone else except for the author themselves?

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