Sarah Lane, American Ballet Theater photograph‘Dancer’ and Other Poetry by Ayame Whitfield The Society March 18, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Poetry, The Environment 3 Comments Dancer the arch of her collarbone a bridge, her legs a throne, the clean and simple lines of her body free of confines. she dances, arms akimbo, hair flowing, and I know that she belongs to the wind, to breathe the free air, skin pale and wide like the sky, ancient thought of days gone by. Plastic Sea Here, where the river meets the sea, the water spent, where the sun rises, greets, and the storms relent– the waste of human life lies here, spans a graveyard of plastic, all the strife and folly of a coastline marred. Here, a soda pack wrapper washes up, replete with salt, and seagulls scatter. the course of nature at a halt. Artemis Moonlit hunter, given grace to run and trip and trace the stars with the tip of her bow, her huntresses in tow. Pure as mountain spring, her hunting cry will ring out across the wide plains, her arrows a deadly rain. Ayame Whitfield lives in Massachusetts and attends college in New Jersey. She was previously published in school literary magazines and in Timeless Tales Magazine. She placed seventh out of 250 submissions in Wax Poetry’s 11th Poetry Contest. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 3 Responses ines March 19, 2017 hello Ayame, I live in the Whitfield farm in Demopolis, AL. i was wondering if you are connected to that sude of the whitfield family, and if you know of a Boaz Whitfield? kind regards, ines Reply James Sale March 20, 2017 Lovely poetry – I enjoyed reading these. Thank you. Reply Dona Fox March 21, 2017 Striking images. I’ve returned to this page to read your poetry numerous times. Thank you. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.