& she danced against the violins.

By jodeanna

 With tears in her
aquamarine eyes,
she, the ivory
ballerina,
dances under
negative black skies
with the 
fluidity of liquid
while mahogany violins
weep openly,
their silver heartstrings
aching violently
as they bleed 
their contagious emotion
into the air.

How does one 
NOT weep
over the sound 
that is best known for
chilling you to
your alabaster bones
while casting shadows
of headstone greys
and pale, lost-love blues 
onto the world?

On petal pink toes,
she throws her 
fragile body around,
trying to help
her skeletal frame
make a dent
in the universe,
trying to distract
from the 
sadness that
the violins inflict.

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Copyright 2012 Jodeanna Marie
Published on Thursday, July 19, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

This piece is entirely unlike my usual poems.. I was inspired by this video: http://youtu.be/_e_zcoDDiwc
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  • Queazenart On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Queazenart (239)By person wrote:

    I have a guilty infatuation with ballet, so combining that with both crippling sadness and a bit of existential confusion just creates the perfect poem for me. I'm glad this got featured on the front page, because it's really a treat.

  • FadedBlues On Friday, July 20, 2012, FadedBlues (2279)By person wrote:

    ....this may be the most 'colorful' poem I've seen here. very pretty setting, ballerina in a minor battle against the mournful violins...

  • Aernor On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Aernor (11)By person wrote:

    Absolutely beautifully written. You can feel the music and emotions...

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