Saturday, April 4, 2009

NaPoWriMo day 4: Paint Colors

Snow Ballet Starring the Poetic Princess

It’s as if she dipped
her ballet slippers
in black paint

for when she moves
she leaves the calligraphy
of her heart

on the surface of the stage.
She twirls and swirls,
a snowflake

in an ice storm
and her crystals of despair
shimmer like razor blades,

slicing through the air,
shards of pain falling
to blanket the audience.


Danielle Mari said...

Ooooh. Love this idea of the ballerina painting calligraphy as she dances. Really cool!

watermaid said...

Very imaginative with searing imagery.

angie said...

That is wonderful, Linda!
I love that image of the "calligraphy
of her heart."
It is exactly what you see when a dancer pours their soul into it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes lovely imagery of the dancer painting calligraphy with her feet

Tamra said...

love the ballet shoes dipped in black paint. great image!

Winnie the poohi said...


Amazing thought!! And powerful moving image!!


Gavin said...

I can see those pink satin slippers dipped in black paint.

DivinePoetess said...

I loved envisioning the dancer...VERY NICE!

one more believer said...

hello linda... what an imaginative way of expressing ballet and emotions... i like ballet it is poetic [haha] but never thought of it as pink shoes dipped in black ink to express emotions... blanketing the audience... awesome!!!

Liz said...

"Calligraphy of the heart," "crystals of despair": I loved these images. I'm impressed by how you wove it all together. Beautiful.

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Nicely done, love the line shimmer like razor blades, 'cos I love that word shimmer!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

I feel as if I have been there.

Simply magical.


Wayne Pitchko said...

very nice...however I can not see my grandaughter dipping her ballet slippers in paint....she loves to paint...but she really looooooooooooves her ballet shoes

Erin Davis said...

This is so beautiful. It takes me from a beautiful imagery of the ballerina painting with her feet to pain shimmering like razor blades. This is sumptuous.

christine said...

What an amazing image, of her ballet shoes dipped in paint, dancing her soul.... gorgeous.

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