Shouvik Roy

Rookie - 9 Points (26th january 1992 / Kolkata)

Ballerina Ethene - Poem by Shouvik Roy

Once a walk down the empty street,
Had me to see,
A wonderful beauty;
Ballerina Ethene.
White her skin,
She danced to the tune of Zephyrus;
Graceful her en l'aire and Allegro;
Incessant, fervent her Adagio
With the leaves long dead;
Awestruck, enthralled I asked
'Oh! Ballerina Ethene,
What may be the cause for
Such joyous, alluring deed? '
Amidst the Adagio,
Answered Ballerina Ethene,
'They will take me away,
I am the Mother's disgrace,
As now I am free,
Nothing to carry,
Act my last is this,
For now I am free,
Dancing glee'
With teary eyes
I pass her by,
Never can I see such beauty again,
But then I got a second thought,
How could she, dance in glee
If our Mother would there not be.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired from the movie American beauty
Ethene- a chemical used to make plastic bags(polythene)

en l'aire- Ballet dance Movement that is made in the air

Allegro: Quick moving steps, often containing jumps, performed to a quick tempo of music.

Adagio- the beginning of a pas de deux dance where a man and woman dance together, performing slow lifts, turns, and other supported steps.

Zephyrus- Greek God of wind and summer breeze

Comments about Ballerina Ethene by Shouvik Roy

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (6/28/2012 12:09:00 AM)

    well written and well concluded (Report) Reply

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  • Meena Mustafa (6/27/2012 10:33:00 PM)

    Terrific write :) and a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (6/27/2012 2:04:00 PM)

    It is an amazing poem, felling the freedom within is the moat profound experience and I know when our thoughts come into play we question such freedom and yet we are so free within. Beautifully written Shouvik! ! ! ! Love it very much. Thank you! :) (Report) Reply

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (6/27/2012 12:55:00 PM)

    that's the spirit we all should have, like Ethene's. Brilliant piece (Report) Reply

  • Darkangel Flyfree (6/27/2012 12:47:00 PM)

    I like it. A girl dancing in glee, even though she's a mother's disgrace and sad but she is still going. A beautiful poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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