Why Ballet

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Célestin Boutin, age 16. He is 21 now, just like I am, and I am following his career. All through problems in my life I have danced, and I will always love ballet with all of my heart.


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Why Ballet

And everytime I jumped too high I knew the floor would catch me
With never failing arms, on pointes pointing down
flexing feet, humble heels high up.

Won't bore you with those terms, but feel with me
the sunlight whirling around my pirouette
and pain, the always present pain
in joints and hips and back

Why dance then, why ballet?
have you ever felt this irresistible urge
that need
that crave
that complete addiction
and restlesness if you cannot?

I ride my wheels now
And only dance with words and lines on paper and screen.
I just wanted to share with you my other passion
The one always in my heart :)

Thanks for listening!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 2/2/2017 2:21:00 AM
    Need, crave, addiction, yes, I feel that about writing poetry. Like dance, full of passion. An interesting write. JH

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/2/2017 2:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you :) It was triggered by a conversation I had with Chris Green.
  1. Date: 2/1/2017 9:14:00 PM
    Beautiful poetry. Celestin, I'm sure, would be proud to know he inspired it. You're wise beyond your years. The opening struck a chord with me. I forget sometimes the floor is there which limits how far I can fall. Thanks for reminding me

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/2/2017 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hah, yeah, it was meant a little bit sarcastic indeed and you caught that well :D And it was indeed also meant as metaphor.
  1. Date: 2/1/2017 8:40:00 PM
    <3 Dancing! Thank you for sharing :) I like to groove to a musical beat-with feet mostly flat on the ground. :D You create beautiful art with your passion of writing <3 If you were to dance, I am sure you would prove that wheels can glide with beauty and grace too.

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/2/2017 12:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am sure they can, and I like wheelchair dance, but it is nothing compared to ballet. For me at least, Handicapped sport is as good or often surpasses 'normal' sport, but nothing can beat regular dance. But hey! That's me :)
  1. Date: 2/1/2017 6:56:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing this, Duir! I personally dance like a lamb chop! Haha. But I do have my own signature Budgie moves! Music, the universal language!

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/2/2017 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeahh Budgie, but you have an excuse, you have a guitar in your hands, that's even awesomer ;)
  1. Date: 2/1/2017 11:52:00 AM
    Close your eyes and dance....Us old guys only dance that way...lol

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/1/2017 12:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Don't tell me all 'old' guys dance with their eyes closed :) You BUMP into stuff that way hahaha. But yeah, that's what I do, and I dream.
  1. Date: 2/1/2017 9:59:00 AM
    Really nice Darren. The opening line alone was worth stopping here to read. I loved it.

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/1/2017 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chris. I wish I could find the right words for what my heart feels and my mind's eye sees :)