Picture it & write – ballet shoes

I think I’m getting the hang of this writing prompt malarkey. I’ve another contribution to the picture prompt over at http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/picture-it-and-write-5/

It’s not completely polished. It has gone through several revisions in the past 24 hours. If I try to revise it any more at this point in time, it will be weeks before it goes up on the site. So, here is

The Ballerina

Beautiful in surrender

In chaos retired her grace

A puppet to her master’s choreography

She displayed her talent on stage

Every night

Spilling out emotion in public

Arenas, a gladiator of dance

Spectators watched Pointe

Shoes cut

Deeper than a sword

Legs crumble

Like storm-weathered trees


She flew with clipped wings

And broken strings

Spiralled into freefall

Saved from crashing head first by

Ribbons and pearls


2 thoughts on “Picture it & write – ballet shoes

  1. Nice the way you cut up the different inspirations of the picture separately and then pieced them all back together in a different picture. I feel like I just read a poetry collage. Awesome!

  2. I loved the imagery behind “beautiful in surrender.” There’s some yoga poses that come to mind where the beauty is in surrendering and letting go. It also displays the pain behind Pointe.

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