Just the musings of a small-town professional ballerina, business owner, wife, and beagle mama as she attempts to make it through this thing called life.

Apr 7, 2010

Poems For a Dancer

They Who Dance-
Marjorie Allen Seiffert


The feet of dancers
Shine with mirth,
Their hearts are vibrant as bells:.
The air flows by them
Divided like water
Cut by a gleaming ship..
Triumphantly their bodies sing,
Their eyes are blind
With music..
They move through threatening ghosts
Feeling them cool as mist
On their brows..
They who dance
Find infinite golden floors
Beneath their feet.


"The Performance"
Unknown Author -

The spotlight brightens
The music begins
I'm up on my toes
as I twirl and spin
I jump and I leap
From one side to another
feeling just the music
never any other.
I raise up in pointe
then down in plie
performing what I've practiced
for so long every day.
To dance is my dream,
I can't let it die
for when I do dance
I feel I can fly
The world can disappear
My troubles can cease
For just one moment
I am truly at peace.

"A Dancer's Prayer"
Unknown Author-

Dear angel, Ever at my side
Be there today, my feet to guide.
Help me dance high, and light, and free,
So everyone will be proud of me.
May the judges be fair and the stages be spacious.
In winning and losing let me be gracious,
So that every dance I'll remember with pride.
And angel, please keep my shoelaces tied

1 comment:

  1. I love dancing! And for my poem recital at school I chose to do the poem called 'The Performance' It is just so beautiful!