Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dance of the Tulips

wikipedia ~ Degas painting ......... tulips ~ via photobucket


The Ballet Mistress

plié
bend at the knees
keep your heels on the ground
downward now smoothly as you dip
in fluid motion breathe the sweet fragrance
of tulips in rainbow colors
as far as the eye sees  
pretty dancer
 plié




13 comments:

  1. smiles...like the allusion of the ballerinas to flowers...having spent a good bit of time around the ballet circuit with my wife...the little ones def always make me think of flowers...

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  2. The little upturned tutu of the tulip! I love it... a field of plies :)

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    1. 'upturned tutu of the tulip' ~~ delightful words, Margaret!

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  3. What a lovely scene Helen!

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  4. The two images complement each other!

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  5. Just the idea of ballet makes my feet hurt!

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    1. ... the Ballet Mistress is quite the taskmaster!!

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  6. I love the ballet words and rictameter form ~ Sweet fragrance it is ~

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  7. I love the tulip as ballerina/ballerina as tulip idea, Helen. And your billboard banner rocks!!

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  8. I can only echo all the others in the wonder of your creativity to join ballet and tulips. Beautiful piece!

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  9. I love this what a wondrous view! The dance of a lifetimes ;D
    Beautiful!

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  10. lovely poem yes I grow tulips and I will remember your poem

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