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En Pointe

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En Pointe

Ruby ribbons of flaming pain enlace her tortured toes; She trance-dances with sinuous fire, satin thorns spiking her feet - Applause anaesthetizes, red roses burn in her arms.
by Charlotte Puddifoot for Nette Onclaud's 'On Your Feet' contest

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 11:47:00 AM

    Oh yeah... i got the point of this burning write Charlotte ...) and congratulations on the win..

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 8:20:00 AM

    oh how these feet fly!.. imaginative write, charlotte.. congrats on your win in my contest!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 3:08:00 AM

    Very good Sijo here Charlotte.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 2:41:00 AM

    Congratulations Charlotte not only do I not own shoes but I have never danced but with this I can feel the pain x

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 5:38:00 PM

    Oh wow.....only one who has done ballet, can really know the depth of this one! (last line especially!)

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 3:49:00 PM

    This one was SO descriptive. BIG congrats to YOU.

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 11:16:00 AM

    My wife took ballet as a girl and still remembers the pain. Well captured in this one Charlotte.

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 9:26:00 AM

    congrats Charlotte on a splendid win for this stunning write.. feeling the pain of this dancer.. as I used to dance as well and oh my toes can relate luv..

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 5:35:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "On Your Feet" contest Charlotte. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 11:25:00 PM

    Dr. Scholl must have something to stop the burning in her feet. This is a nicely written sijo.

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 9:32:00 PM

    Charlotte, oh, this one will place very high. The language is staggering, as is the imagery. You told an entire story in three lines! Wonderfully done. Thanks for your comments on my entry. It was hard to write the About this Poem and keep it more 'journalistic.' I wanted to just present the facts... but when I read them myself I cried, horrified. Hugs to you, Cyndi.

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 8:54:00 AM

    Absolutely beautiful Charlotte. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 4:25:00 AM

    colourful images and great lines, jag

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 10:05:00 PM

    Great imagery, Charlotte. and I know Nette is going to love it!! I'm going off again for third time today! And I mean it this time. haha. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 8:42:00 PM

    Athletic drive

     Avatar Date: 1/29/2012 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Will I spend th super bowl with my sweetheart this year?
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 4:31:00 PM

    Ps. Smile ˜ "Precious Beautiful Charlotte * You, Are The One That's Beautiful." ˜

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    what's he doing here?
  1. Date: 1/29/2012 3:33:00 PM

    I really enjoyed this fabulous poem here this fine evening! I loved how you put the pain into many descriptive tortured phrases! You did extremely well! Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 3:30:00 PM

    Great poem!

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 3:19:00 PM

    Smile ˜ Ahhhh, there You Are * I've been thinking about Your Beauty ˜ This sounds as though possibly a lovely ballerina twirling and swirling in tiny circles of joy to please the crowd as reaching unto the stars to gather their smiles amid the applause * A sweeet Swan yet in need it seems, of a bit of ice to alleave the pain at the end of the weekends double matinee's shows * Poor girl, if I could id take her another bouquet of red red roses and give her a big wet kissss * Smile, I love beautiful ballerina's ˜ My love, Always, John!:) *