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Famous Ballerina Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Ballerina poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous ballerina poems. These examples illustrate what a famous ballerina poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Hall, Donald
 Katie could put her feet behind her head
Or do a grand plié, position two,
Her suppleness magnificent in bed.

I strained my lower back, and Katie bled,
Only a little, doing what...Read More



by Schwartz, Delmore
 Remember midsummer: the fragrance of box, of white
 roses
And of phlox. And upon a honeysuckle branch 
Three snails hanging with infinite delicacy
-- Clinging like tendril, flake and thread, as...Read More

by Schwartz, Delmore
 News of the Gold World of May in Holland Michigan:
"Wooden shoes will clatter again
 on freshly scrubbed streets--"

The tulip will arise and reign again from awnings and
 windows
 of...Read More

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