Under the Canvas MAG

November 16, 2012
By NewIdentity GOLD, Arden, North Carolina
NewIdentity GOLD, Arden, North Carolina
15 articles 9 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life for you
Been less than kind
Take a number
Stand in line
We've all been sorry
We've all been hurt
But it's how we survive
That makes us who we are
- Survive by Rise Against


A dancer's foot may be beautifully pointed on the outside
But under the canvas cloth
Is a gnarled and calloused foot.
Strong and flexible beyond imagination.
It shows wear and tear
From years of hard work and sweat
Put into such a delicate curve of the foot.

The veins protrude
The thin skin of tough feet.
When flexed
The muscles are as hard as nails.
They give security to the ballerina
As she glides across the stage
Light as a feather.
Balancés, jeté, and piqué turns
Carry her to where her partner awaits.


The author's comments:
I love ballet and pointe, but it's not all fun and games.

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on Mar. 15 2013 at 7:10 pm
NewIdentity GOLD, Arden, North Carolina
15 articles 9 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life for you
Been less than kind
Take a number
Stand in line
We've all been sorry
We've all been hurt
But it's how we survive
That makes us who we are
- Survive by Rise Against

Thanks! That means a lot.

asofnow GOLD said...
on Mar. 14 2013 at 11:14 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
18 articles 0 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

Dang! So good; I've always admired dancers. Yet, this poem is really relatable because everybody needs to go through hard work to achieve their goals and dreams.


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