Earth Day 2016 - Google
gave you horizons
but you gave me tears
I am the swan
gave you stars
but you gave me sneers
I am the swan on ice
gave you shade
but you gave me fears
I am the dying swan
a sea of tears
sneering peaks and
I am the dying swan on thin ice
Poetry form: free verse
In line with the concept of dance embedded in this prompt,
my thoughts turned to Anna Pavlova and The Dying Swan dance created for her to perform in 1905.
There have been numerous adaptations of this dance including Swan Lake
and skate choreography...
With spotlights giving the ice the effect of water at night, Miss Henie, outlined in a blue light, performed the dance made immortal by Pavlova.
- The New York Times - 1936 on Sonja Henie's performance on ice.
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - a dance rhythm for Earth Day