Dante World

Dante World

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver

Ballet shoes echo loudly 
in the halls of hell
I am trapped 
in lonely layers
of a Dante world
circles and cycles
screeches and trials
I convinced myself
that ballet shoes
would lessen my imprint
in this perilous plain
yet in a surreal fashion
they make more sound
a warning, to wise ears
to escape this abyss
silence isn't the answer
in a Dante world
footsteps echo louder than thought
through the halls of hell
where only a blank page
witnesses the pain 
and needed salvation
of a writer without faith

(c)2015 PoppySilver

© 2015 Poppy Ruth Silver

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a writer without faith. To read some of your other work and then this - truly amazing that you can also go to this place with your pen. A deep read. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Years Ago

TL, I really appreciate you reading, thank you :)
the imagery is amazing, Poppy...wonderfully written..

Posted 3 Years Ago

Love that last 6 lines,
dark and hot inside this one!

Posted 3 Years Ago

in a Dante world
footsteps echo louder than thought
through the halls of hell
where only a blank page.

Very interesting thought. Great read..

Posted 3 Years Ago

Even the gentlest of sounds or touches can incite the Darkness at times... it's as if a button has been pressed and a great void has opened and swallowed the spirit, let go the ties to logic and Self. Dear Lord, the need for light, for feeling safe, for feeling whole.

Your words have triggered so many thoughts, it's as if a dense carpet of snow has chilled the senses. Go find the faith, the calm and more - whilst listening to that wondrous violin.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Let's stay in the darkness and dance darling, let's be daring! well done, good read.

Posted 3 Years Ago

This is a terrifying glimpse of the darkness, the turmoil and the labyrinthine corridors of depression where any light is quickly doused.
But darkness cannot exist without light (belief) is like Yin without Yang.
Visceral writing Poppy

Posted 3 Years Ago


The places you travel in the interior shock my sensibilities. I wish someone loves you and sends you into eternal BLISS.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Love the comparison to dantes inferno. Ahh a writer who doesn't have faith in their writing is trapped in an uncertain purgatory. Stunning imagery here my dear Poppy

Posted 3 Years Ago

I just love the first line!
Keep it up!!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on January 21, 2015
Last Updated on January 21, 2015


Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

United Kingdom

Merry Meet, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My firs.. more..


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