Awaken Me

Awaken Me

A Poem by Marie Harrison
"

my love for ballet dancing and playing the cello

"

Awaken Me

Deep chords

Of a solemn cello

Chiseling swiftly up

And down the scales

Stir raw emotions

Asleep in me

 

Gliding my feet

Back and forth

Swiftly, like a

Hummingbird just

Learning to fly

 

My satin toes

Make rhythmic

Thrusts against

The hardwoods,

As my arms

Soar through

The air

 

Strings

Of the cello

Overtake

Me

 

They cast

Their spell on

My spirit

 

Rich tones

Stoke the glowing

Embers of my

Soul

© 2011 Marie Harrison


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Beautiful, and the imagery was so real.

Posted 9 Years Ago


That's an awakening if I've ever seen one. A stirring poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago


You know my heart so well.
You always find a way to make it smile.

Posted 9 Years Ago


your soul is in a hilarious mood

Posted 9 Years Ago


Enchantingly beautiful, musical, the dancer lifting on toes against the wooden floor

Posted 9 Years Ago


The superlatives have all been spent; and rightly so!

Try reading the third stanza with "Hard wood" in place of "The hardwoods". What do you think? To my ear it adds a percussive abruptness that is relevant to the thud of points, while providing a counterpoint to the sibilant swish, of "satin toes" "soar[ing]".

Posted 9 Years Ago


Beautifully written, and the message is perfectly straightforward. Now I want to listen to an orchestra.

Posted 9 Years Ago


The font reminds me of old English or Victorian...I'm not sure, but it is so appealing and rich! The poem is beautiful with a very light and soft edge to it. I like the style and presentation.

WindSong


Posted 9 Years Ago


Love the font, a most beautiful poem.

"they cast their spell on my spirit. Loved it. Your poetry is like a breathing in a breath of fresh air.

Excellent.

Posted 9 Years Ago


And music and dance will see you hit those high notes in precise time keeping your legs kicking as your feet skip over hardwood floors. :0)

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Added on August 31, 2011
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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..

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