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by poemsgalore 

Posted: 22 January 2005
Word Count: 69
Summary: Written for a ballerina friend of my daughter when she was at school.

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Bright eyes wide, alert and ready;
waif like figure, so petite.
Arms outstretched, poised and steady;
muscles tense and dainty feet.
So fragile, but so full of power;
her gentle form deceives the eye.
Up on pointes she seems to tower
you'd almost think that she could fly,
with gravity defying leap;
Arabesque and Pas de Bas.
From the wings the others peep
all adore her from afar.

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jewelsx at 19:11 on 22 January 2005  Report this post
hi poemsgalore,

I really enjoyed this, i always wanted to be a ballerina when i was younger and you seem to have captured what i loved about it in a poem.

I loved the layout with the simple rhyming pattern, it works really well in this peice - makes it easy to read.

Thanks Julie

Ticonderoga at 15:20 on 24 January 2005  Report this post
A very prettily painted picture.


engldolph at 21:33 on 26 January 2005  Report this post
Hi Poems,

As always, a real sense of rhythm and rhyme.
And a delicate but energetic subject very well captured.
The poem is like the dancer: fragile, but so full of power;


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