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Motionless Dancer

May 8, 2009
By tigeress3 PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
tigeress3 PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
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Bare feet balanced on the blue line
Tattered skirt swirls
Ribbons spin around ankles
Delicate fingers sweep through the air
While I sketch her
She stands at attention, neat and dutiful
A perpetual frown on her face
But when I turn away
She dances
And finally allows herself to

The author's comments:
About a drawing I did today, of a girl with ribbons around her wrist and ankles. She looked a little like a fallen angel, and I imagined her dancing when I looked away.

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Jennax3 SILVER said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 6:49 pm
Jennax3 SILVER, Palos Verdes Estates, California
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I was drawn to read this poem by its title- which is almost an oxymoron. And I was interested to see how the poem would work because of the title. I LOVE IT! You are so talented :)

on May. 17 2009 at 5:36 pm
I love this poem! I can picture everything that is happening in my head!