Tragedy Dancer on small feet Anorexic silhouette Planets are her breasts. Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt ‘Swirling’Photo by Jaakko Kemppainen on Unsplash Support my writing by becoming a patron! Spread The StoryClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 40 thoughts on “Tragedy” Add yours I really love how you have a way with words. I love how your poems resonate with things that happen in life and how they seem so real. This poem was really it for me. I don’t know but this poem brought so many pictures and thoughts to my mind. There’s a lot of scenarios I thought of after reading this and if I start writing everything that came to my mind after reading your poem, I might end up writing the longest comment you’ve ever seen haha. I loved this tho. I love how you could express so much with just three lines. 💗 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Ruth, for your incredible words and musing over this piece! I am delighted three lines said so much to you. ❤ LikeLike Reply Pingback: Why The Wicked Boy is a Powerful Cycle Breaker, Not a Gruesome Child Killer. – Nin Chronicles So few words, yet so powerful and the imagery is really vivid! Thanks for sharing! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Short, but powerful! x LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So much power in just a few words. Another fantastic one. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I loved it. It’s amazing how simple words put together, create such a deep meaning. I admire the courage in your writing:) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Jaya, I value your unique and courageous writing voice. If I have never mentioned… your blog/website is gorgeous. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Thank you, Michele! Your appreciation means the world to me. 🥰 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Wonderful Haiku! Emotive and evocative. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Pingback: Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Swirling – Roundup – Eugi's Causerie This piece of writing is amazing! I love the power in it x LikeLiked by 2 people Reply This is beautiful. Makes me miss writing. Corinne x LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Beautiful and yet so powerful! You’ve done well, as always Jaya 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply This is a very powerful piece that depicts a very vivid image. Thank you for sharing your post Jaya. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I loved how the poem creates a lot a deep emotions from just 3 lines but what I enjoyed the most is how it got me thinking about what it could mean. • I pictured a tall ballerina & the agony/pain they might be feeling • But then I also thought of flowers swaying in the wind(reffering to dancing in the wind). Or that life that they have in their seeds( “planets at her breast) And I’m still thinking about what it means, which is pretty powerful. It’s a fantastic poem & thank you for sharing!! Karen x LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Wow, Karen, I am so deeply grateful for your sharing of the way you read this! I love the different/connected images it brought to mind! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Love the deep emotion created in just three lines. You can sense the hollowness in them but it still feels like a complete poem. Beautiful! Anika | chaptersofmay.com LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m getting the sadness from this but I can’t put my finger on why which is making this all the more interesting for me to try and decipher. With a ballerina dancing around the thoughts in my head. Which I guess is a lot for three lines, a very powerful piece! x LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you! I enjoy that this piece both fulfilled you and left room for deciphering. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Haiku bringing a word bigger than the breast planets. I feel all the essence of the impossibility to balance. Small feet can’t bear the weight. Anorexic silhouette is the shape of internal hurt. Suffering. Embrace dear Jaya LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you for your poetic words! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply You can feel the sadness seeping from your words. As another commenter said, you don’t need many words to make an impact. Just the right words. Brilliant, thank you, Jaya. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply This is really powerful. It doesn’t take many words to make an impact sometimes! x LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Oh, I love haikus! This is such a beautiful post. Look forward to seeing more from you x LikeLiked by 2 people Reply This is a perfect depiction of what tragedy can look like. Small feet are hard to manage when it comes to balancing. Even having breasts that big will cause back injuries! The key is balance. Thanks for sharing this deep piece! Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com LikeLiked by 3 people Reply The name of this piece was a bit elusive, so I am delighted you read it so deeply and appreciate the key need for balance! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So short but so powerful! You invoke such distinct images in so few words. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Very powerful Jaya! Painted a perfect picture with your words LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Beautifully, beautifully expressed. It’s powerful in its gravity and tragic. Reading this the first time, it takes your breath away in the profundity and hinted melancholy. Just wow. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Thank you, Lucy, for sharing the power of your thoughts reading this! 😍 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Amazing and profound piece. The image captured beautifully. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Thank you! The image brought it home for me too. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply You’re welcome! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Short but super powerful! I can imagine a ballerina with these words, but then in another sense tall wildflowers or weeds swaying in the Spring breeze ready to release their seeds. I love how your words can prompt lots of different meanings! Another fab post Jaya! Aimsy xoxo Aimsy’s Antics LikeLiked by 4 people Reply OO, the unique way this represented both a dancer or the wild of spring nature makes hearts in my eyes! Thanks so much for sharing your reading. 🌺 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply A beautifully captured image (in words). And yes, it is a tragic condition. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply 😄 Thanks kindly, Ingrid! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Perfect. I am looking forward to reading your poems everyday. You have done well LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Very profound haiku, Jaya. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Share your feelings with me Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.