With thanks to Janelle Velasquez,
and the Pittsburgh Public Theater.
Floating ‘cross the stage, her motion revelry;
Ariel: dancing, singing – resplendent
As she shimmers, delighting ev’ry
Faculty – a heavenly transcendence.
This spirit – perfection in form, movement,
Gesture, and expression – enchants the eyes;
Filling admirers with wonderment –
Weaving magic throughout as dreams arise.
Yet, my memory dwells on thoughts of thee,
And days past, when you performed the same role –
A pale blue star becoming muse; briefly
Bestowing thy grace ‘pon this poet’s soul.
Inspiration bred verse of praise and prayer;Tendered respect, then melted into air.