Ballet of Danseuse

Ballet of danseuse
encore on rushing clouds.
Downpour of silver strands
drip caramelised love.
A sudden thunder
knocked my isolation
thus piercing the shallow heart
with unexpected lightening.
Veiled moonbeam
chaffed fatty clouds
and entered smoothly
to my moonless heart.
My shrouded spirit
forlorn and exposed
broken like crystals
on exiled ground.
Joy unlocked over smile
like a humming lyric
to dance upon water lilies.
Monsoon sieved through
into the crevices of memories.
Stolen moments unearthed
petrichor of forgotten days.
Ballet of danseuse still encoring afar.

(c) Maaya Dev


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About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at

5 thoughts on “Ballet of Danseuse

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    An enthralling and fascinating whirligig of a poem.

    Editorial Footnote :- The line ” and I woke up to an old song ” feels to me to be superfluous to the poem’s overall cadences and rhythms,what do you think ?

    1. Maaya Dev Post author

      Thank you Louis for the feedback with editorial note. I re checked the poem and agree with your findings. Done with the necessary edits. Thanks once again for all the support and encouragement.


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