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Like delicate white swans were they, the white swans of a grand ballet - ballerinas waiting in a row underneath the candlelight’s soft glow. But what are ballerinas with no parts to make them dance? The poet gives them hearts! Inking pirouettes and sautés onto white, she gave them words to spin them into night. Arabesques that her pen on each one pressed made a woeful tale beautifully expressed. The dance was finishing by early dawn with one last white swan to be written on. The poetess, now drained, could do no more. Her eyelids closed; the swans fell to the floor. Fluttering, they fell, all in disarray. Pure white no more, ink-stained they would stay. Tears the poet cried are now living in each swan. Might they be displayed even when she passes on? The poetess who let her feelings spill created swans now black, yet lovely still. Written May 25, 2017 for a Contest inspired by Dear Heart

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Date: 2/4/2019 12:10:00 AM
This took my breathe away! Poetry gasp from a superb read, Oh, Andrea - this is sheer-bliss poetry on high. FAV Love ... CayCay (congrats - so blown away I almost forgot that part!)
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Date: 2/3/2019 9:53:00 PM
Andrea, congratulations on a truly beautiful poem!! Your direct connection of nature (swans) and the poetess'/poet's art/craft is magnificent! I really enjoyed this one and will come back to it for inspiration. Extraordinarily well done, my friend!! Congrats on your well-deserved podium finish, too! All my very best to you always. :) Bartholomew
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Date: 2/3/2019 7:33:00 PM
Andrea, this is such a creative and imaginative write. The whole concept is brilliant! A Fav for me :) Congratulations on your second-place win on Mile 15 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest! Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Date: 4/17/2018 12:23:00 AM
Wow - back for another read of this beauty, Andrea.
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Date: 2/8/2018 11:19:00 PM
Back again with congratulations on your win, Andrea! Great choice for the contest. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 2/5/2018 8:56:00 PM
Awesome imagination dancing on this page - congrats on your winning poem, Andrea.
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Date: 2/5/2018 7:42:00 PM
Andrea, superb imagery and personification. A beautifully expressed poem with melancholy loveliness. Congratulations on your fine win.. ~Susan
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Date: 2/5/2018 5:20:00 PM
Indeed Silent One took the words right out of my mouth! Congratulations Andrea on your joint 1st place... Mick
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Date: 2/5/2018 3:59:00 PM
Such a deep emotive poem, with great use of metaphor.. some excellent lines and great last stanza Andrea.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest, I am happy you entered and the poem will be showcased..
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Date: 7/17/2017 8:14:00 AM
No one can resist the beauty of swans. Linked with "the poetess" so lovely, Andrea!
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Date: 6/25/2017 10:06:00 AM
What a Sunday morning treat! Just gorgeously written. Your poems are always super, but this one certainly deserves #1 and Best Ever.
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Date: 6/17/2017 1:36:00 PM
I liked the rhyming and the subject. I think it fit well the subject ; Broken Wings" with the Swan Lake figures. And new words always a plus. Something about the word Arabesques puts me in the mind of Arab women, the I dream of jennie type.
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Date: 6/16/2017 8:46:00 AM
Dropping in for another read.
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Date: 6/15/2017 9:37:00 PM
Beautiful poem. Congrats on #2 place. Very well written. I enjoyed reading it Andrea.
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Date: 6/14/2017 4:03:00 PM
Still hoping to see this at number one. One of the best poems I have ever read. The form is immaculate. The rhyme is divine. The images sublime. The concept brilliant. Takes personification to whole new level. The creative thought behind this creation is beyond brilliant.
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Date: 6/14/2017 8:30:00 AM
So happy to see this at number two Andrea. I have already told you how much I love this. It might be right below Cinder Girl one day! : )
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Date: 6/13/2017 8:25:00 PM
Just thought I'd drop in to tell you this poem is brilliant!
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Date: 6/12/2017 9:12:00 PM
This is really really good. Genius! Had to comment again after I came back to read it a few more times!
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Date: 6/12/2017 5:28:00 PM
Except for the rhyme scheme I felt like I could have written a lesser version of this magnificent poem. It is certainly in my wheelhouse. Again mine would never be as good as yours, this write is brilliant!!!! I am going to fav this poem and hope it shoots you up to number 1 on the list of best new poetry. Lots Of Love Always, armand.
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Date: 6/6/2017 7:16:00 PM
So very beautiful personification, Andrea, congratulations for your win ~*
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Date: 6/6/2017 6:17:00 PM
Oh Andrea, you have outdone yourself on this one! You're ending lines in the creation of black swan's is nothing less than genius! Brava! Take a bow! A Fave! ; )
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Date: 6/16/2017 8:57:00 PM
not possible , dear. I believe they made it so only one member can appear there once on that list!
Date: 6/5/2017 3:48:00 PM
Andrea congratulations on your win in my contest with this beautiful write
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Date: 6/5/2017 1:48:00 AM
Exquisite imagery, Andrea! Beautiful and captivating! Congratulations on your well-deserved win. Regards, John.
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Date: 6/4/2017 7:54:00 AM
love this imaginative piece - so glad to see it was a winner
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Date: 6/3/2017 12:18:00 PM
I love this, Andrea. Just beautiful! And, congrats on your 1st place win. Just great.
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