Reckless Abandon

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Nate glides through the air

Feet on the ground

The music he can literally feel in his bones, he told me so

Before he went to his own world

Through the pulsating beats

His hands carve designs so intricate

No one can follow

They watch and they try

They dance, unable to be in his world

So they marvel

They recognize an amazing man

Taking dancing to a different world

Each time he slices the air

It’s magic

To live in this moment is esctasy

I know joy in the fluid motions

That wrap his body up

It’s his tempo

It’s his temple

May it never cease to spin

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Touch and Sense it because you are in Hogwarts now

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The texture and dress is what caught my eye
This I cannot deny
I touched the dress
Stroking it fingers spread out
Feeling lavender
The statue spun
The fun had only begun
I look at the man a brown figure
They were dancing
Nothing sexual or rough
Although the metal and inside rods were tough
I noticed it was from Argentina
And I knew it was the piece I loved the most
A toast to people who make toasts
Tonia loves to dance
It is like her body was made for it
The artist approached me
And give me and picture
“Could you please sign it for my twin?”
It continued to spin
Went back to it
Travelled through all the people
Like Harry Potter would
For that evening I was in Hogwarts
This welded piece
That has clay added for stability and aesthetic
Just stand still.
Don’t Conform.
Stay Beautiful.

Dance with me

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Dance with me
Romance with me
Don’t just stand
Hold my hand
Take us both into a far off land
Twirl me around
Dip me to the ground
We will succeed
I will follow your lead
I will step on your toes
That’s just the way it goes
When the music changes to a slow song
Hold me firm but gentle for so long
Next time the music plays
We can dance for hours that spill into days
What do you say?

Reckless Abandon

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Nate glides through the air
Feet on the ground
The music he can literally feel in his bones, he told me so
Before he went to his own world
Through the pulsating beats
His hands carve designs so intricate
No one can follow
They watch and they try
They dance, unable to be in his world
So they marvel
They recognize an amazing man
Taking dancing to a different world
Each time he slices the air
It’s magic
To live in this moment is esctasy
I know joy in the fluid motions
That wrap his body up
It’s his tempo
It’s his temple
May it never cease to spin

Magenta Moments

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In an ominous sea of black, I a magenta tulip, float

to the surface and defy everything.

There amongst the conformists and those who fear different,

I stand erect and I prove that color is lacking in this world

Using the brightest color in my arsenal, I will bridge that gap.

I walk through the sea and part it with my magenta being.

I grin because I flood the world with color.

And the world could definitely use some color…

Black and White: Nina’s Dark Dream World of Desperation and Dance

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I cannot dance to save my life, but I love watching dance and have never seen Swan Lake. You have probably seen hundreds of films, plays, and musicals, but you haven’t experienced anything until you have witnessed Black Swan. Natalie Portman is gripping from start to end. The film is captivating and takes us into Nina’s (Portman’s) world of Dance which we are quick to enter and her mentally ill mind. Masterfully directed by Darren Aronofsky, many angles of this film are ones you consider once the movie is over. It is like a song in your mind and parts of it splash on to you like a hurricane. You cannot look away no matter how disturbing because you want to be side by side with every minute of action and at times you feel that energy. I watched the end in disbelief, knowing it was worth it and that “I felt it, it was perfect.” She wanted it so badly. To become the lead ballerina and the Choice is Swan Lake. We meet Beth, the older dancer who has a horrendous accident the night that Nina has an important dinner presenting her as swan queen to the public. Her teacher is a womanizer and his lexicon is suggestive but Nina wants the Swan Queen role. Enter Mila Kunias. Lily who has emotions “she’s not faking it” says the teacher, Tom. They are told the story of the black Swan and Nina is chosen to the anger and jealous of other dancers. It is assumed that Nina is having liaisons with Tom. His nefarious behavior or kissing her and groping her is despicable, a man we love to hate. She is this look of fear that never really goes away. She has no role model.

I was taken aback by her mother’s disturbing influence. Her mother has Nina under her watchful eye and it is alarming to see that while Nina is self- mutilating, her mother just is drugged out in the other room. The little music box plays and sends our protagonist into dreams with the dark, devilish prince that causes her to awake in fright. The male teacher in charge of the company suggests that Nina touch herself, but hurting herself is something Nina begins to fancy. The clothes are extravagant and the film has amazing graceful ballet. It explores a dark side. Nina is falling apart and I can’t help but want to put myself through the screen and hug her. It appears that it is too late for that as The White Swan Nina plays masterfully. It is the black Swan that troubles her and fogs her mind. There are many aspects of this film that you don’t know if they actually occurred or not. Her having sexual intercourse with Lily after lily puts a drug in her drink to let her “roll”. Also, when her mom takes the door knob away and tells Nina she called and said Nina wasn’t well, Nina gets out of the apartment or rather storms out. It is opening night. Here she has a scene with Lily that I will never forget.

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would cross the line for reaching it? This dream she has had for so long is her moment! No one can swoop up and steal her precious time that she slaved away practicing and bleeding in the name of ballet. Perhaps Lily, the new girl, embodies the qualities of the black swan. This film teaches and shows us the dark element of dance. I would never want to dance or have dreams like Nina. It takes you far past the edge into this world of obsession and madness that Nina cannot turn away from. What I love about this film is that there isn’t time and money and talk about the weather as things that bother you or make you stop and question things. It’s organic in the way it chooses to alarm and electrify your very being. Amid her woes you see that see loves dancing and it is everything to her. This lavish, decadent life she receives a glimpse of but on the downward spiral I want to scream but know it is too late. It’s over before you can help or see anyone who can. Truly it sways and rocks you into a troubled slumber of your own. Not for the weak of heart, I recommend Black Swan to anyone who has ever had a challenge in their life and given up or grown obsessed with that very challenge.