Tuesday, May 14, 2013


 Raises the left hand slowly above
Fingers waving over the head, tucked with each other
The right hand holds the gown motioning a gentle bow
End of ballet!

In a rustic brown drape sizzling with grace
The shriveled arm rose
Fingers motioned over the head
Pointing down to strands bundled in a bun
They withstood many shines of the sun
Round glasses spectacled her vision
She did not have any, now, she need not have anymore
In the dusk of her being
She waited with love
To evoke the ghosts of her wondrous past
‘Insane!’Exclaimed bystanders, 'trying to mend broken dreams'
Her shimmering eyes chose her desires, to see
Herself in the shadow of a spotlight
Showered by thunderous claps
That had cheered her tapping feet once
No longer are they acquainted now
Estranged by an unfathomable act
Going by chances in life, left with no choices
She lived for the spirit of living
No impending dreams now, none to fall back either
She savors her glistening eyes cheering her soul
Reliving those bygone cherished moments
Seeking happiness behind a shadow...

Raises her left hand, shivering
Fingers tilting over the head, in feeble company
The right hand holds the wheel now
End of ballet!

For Open link Night at dVerse


  1. Really very sad. I think it must be very hard to realize one's 'time in the sun' has some to an end and all of one's glories were in the distant past. But in a way this poem is very touching too, as she is in touch with her memories.....and she still CAN dream.

  2. I've always loved this picture. You do well in adding words for it. :-)

  3. nice...i dont find this sad particularly...i find it encouraging that she can still find that in herself...even with no dreams pending she can still fantasize and appreciate the life she has....

  4. This is delightful from my perspective. It seems like someone who at least has happy memories to go back to. Interesting how our poems parallel...maybe it's the contrast that makes this not sad for me.

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    Now to the fun stuff. I don't see the sadness in this. I see a woman who had an interesting life while she was still mobile, and though others look at her with pity or vague discomfort, she knows who she is, what she did, and still connects with that youthful self. Guess I think differently from some folks...

    My dverse post was about a woman in a wheelchair, too, Akila, so I hope you don't mind my sharing the link. Amy

  7. this made me smile...and she smiles as well on that pic and looks peacefully content to meeting her former self for a bit for a dance..

  8. Lovely. I also don't find it sad, and hope that one day, towards the end of my life, I can look back and dream of the wonderful experiences I had in my life. Just like the woman in your poem.

  9. It is so touching....wonder what would I be like in my old age....

  10. I too saw delight and joy in this - she has adapted to her present circumstance and has learnt how to get enjoyment from it. I'd like to think I could do the same, but I know it would sure be a challenge!

  11. had a niece who was a ballerina... when it was over she poured herself into something new

  12. There is sadness but also joy in reliving and imaging the applause and cheers from the crowd ~

    That picture is worth a thousand words ~ Lovely share ~

  13. Every time I see that picture it makes me smile!! You did an awesome job telling the story!!

  14. Some wistfulness in this, but as your title suggests it really is about happiness and having happy memories to draw on. And to have those is to be rich indeed.

  15. This is awesome..I have posted the picture on Facebook-always loved it :)

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