Vic

Vic


 

A Tribute to my Daughter Amanda...
 
Her shiny steel blades crack the hard frigid ice
As she glides through the frosty deserted surface
It’s freezing, an arctic morning, perfect otherwise,
And she would rather be here, than any other place!
 
Swish! Swish! The sounds envelop the skating rink
While she did cross-overs on ever-growing circles
Thump! Thump! Her heart beating in harmonious sync
As beads flow from her brow like little pearls
 
She floats on the ice and weaves a thing of beauty
Choctaws, twizzles and mohawks are her instruments
And the cold ice is the canvas as she writes poetry
Composing melodies by stringing incredible moments
 
She powers to a jump, soaring skyward into the air
What was a fraction of a second seemed a lifetime
Her blade touches the ice quietly like a feather
Skill, power, beauty, a feat graceful and sublime
 
She spins like a camel, and spreads like an eagle
She splits like a falling leaf, onward to an arabesque
Each move crisp yet ethereal as if done by an angel
A well-played symphony, a painting so picturesque
 
Every day she’s in this deserted, frozen universe
To achieve perfection in the craft she has chosen
For she knows it will take a lifetime of labors
Just for one glorious moment; thrills yet unspoken
 
05-08-2013
© Vic A Evora...

(2013)

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D. Thurmond   aka  JEF (James Everett Falcon)
over 3 years

Proud fathers may write vivid stories of their objects of affection, those babies in their eyes. You have done her proud in this rendition, in that you have shown us how she has grown in life and in your eyes. Well done.

Vic
Vic
over 3 years

Thank you JEF. I wrote another poem "Olympic Journey" about her trip to the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Yes, she has made me proud.

Y. J. Hall
over 3 years

I too have an Amanda that dances... :)

Maria Do Céu Pires Costa
over 3 years

A very melodious poem , with a natural flow just accompanying the beautiful rhythm of the Ice Skater! Nice to hear the Ice Skater is so much responsible for what she embraces with so much love.
Wonderful tribute!

Vic
Vic
over 3 years

Thanks so much Maria.
Amanda is one of the most dedicated persons I know. She is now retired and coaching top level pair teams, and her work ethic has not changed.

Maria Do Céu Pires Costa
Maria Do Céu Pires Costa
over 3 years

You are most welcome.
A very noble example given by Amanda.
All the best!

Vic
almost 4 years

Thank you...

Robert L. Martin
almost 4 years

I feel like I'm watching her skate. Good poem

Leesaan Robertson
almost 4 years

Beautiful. I enjoy reading this.

Charlotte B. Williams
almost 4 years

This is about your daughter isn't it ? such a beautiful sport, and just a beautiful work of art.

Benjamin G. Sangalang
almost 4 years

Very nice metaphors. A joy to read.

Vic
Vic
over 3 years

Thank you Ben

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