tiny ballerina

July 11, 2013 at 12:30 am 26 comments


 she stands center stage

in the spotlight of the sun

a dainty tutu

bedazzled with drops of dew

nature performs her ballet





tiny ballerina

a tiny little mushroom poking through the mulch

A tidbit:  Okay, yes – not a ballerina, per se, BUT I could not help but notice this little mushroom poking through the mulch on the side of a parking lot.  My photo doesn’t capture the glistening dew, so you will have to take my word on that:)  It was so delicate and the cap looked more like flower petals than a ‘shroomy looking hat.

In case you haven’t noticed, I see many things through the eyes of an ex-ballet dancer who spent years on the stage.  It seems as if the ‘arts’ shine through everything within my line of sight ……


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  • 1. psychologypathology  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:35 am

    That is SO great, I’m glad you are SO imbued with the arts, cause it takes SO much to get aligned with the truth behind the projection. Just as when you saw the mushroom you might have thought about a ballerina, be assured, the mulch just saw a mushroom. It’s amazing isn’t it?!

    • 2. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:39 am

      Gee. I did not look at it that way. Actually most people would see just a shroom. Or fungus.

      • 3. psychologypathology  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:53 am

        Yes, indeed, it is very good of you to promote the menial, I’m sure you must have that as a philosophy really. I love it, it really resembles how fairies think because they are at the same level as what they describe; they don’t ‘count themselves out’ as it were; don’t look from above, but see the thing they use for poems as a real part of their world and take responsibility for it. I love that in your poem, that you have a momentary glimpse and are able to attributed to yourself and your memories. Well done!

      • 4. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:53 am

        Thanks. xx

  • 5. Dan McGaffin  |  July 11, 2013 at 12:45 am


  • 7. mindretrofit8  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Oh, you are an ex-ballet dancer! How brilliant to have this back story.

    I longed to be a ballet dancer. (It was not in the plan foe me.) I still do ballet though I am purely amateur and much too old, but my neighbors do get a scene of me doing pliés and practicing my positions along with barre workouts many days. 🙂 My current house is perfect for doing ballet so I put on my slippers and have fun.

    I found your words and image to flow brilliantly!

    • 8. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:38 am

      Cool! I have an 8′ portable dance barre I use for stretching. Haven’t been in a class since 3/2012 right before my friend died. I actually write a blog about it then not long after took time away from writing until this past January. I have a tendency to place a lot of ballet and theatre references in my posts and pics if ballerina me;)

    • 9. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 1:38 am

      Oops – thanks for the compliment;)

  • 10. findingmyinnercourage  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:41 am

    This is EXCELLENT! I love it!

  • 12. WB  |  July 11, 2013 at 4:21 am

    It seems the smallest things can be written about very creatively, great post.

    • 13. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

      thank you very much:)

  • 14. gita4elamats  |  July 11, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful analogy! 🙂

    • 15. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:34 am

      thank you so much:)

  • 16. crazykokonut  |  July 11, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I see it too!

    • 17. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:34 am

      yeh! I was hoping it wasn’t too much of a stretch. i could probably take better pictures – esp. tweaking with my phone apps, but i figured i would leave it up the readers imagination:)

      • 18. crazykokonut  |  July 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        it’s really beautiful ; )

  • 19. Kelly M Hibbert  |  July 11, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Nature really puts on a spectacular display of marvellous proportions and you capture many of those graceful movements.

    • 20. words4jp  |  July 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

      thank you – i do miss dancing. sometimes i see something and it reminds me of that love and the absence of it in my life. xx

  • 21. The Silver Poet  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I love it very much

  • 22. invisibleme  |  July 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    It is a tutu…I can see it! I think it’s beautiful how you see life through a dancer’s eyes!

    • 23. words4jp  |  July 12, 2013 at 2:30 am

      My picture really does not do it justice. It was so cute and delicate. Reminded me of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

      • 24. invisibleme  |  July 12, 2013 at 3:23 am

        I have a good imagination so it looked like a sparkling tutu to me!!!

  • 25. Wild Heart Scribe  |  July 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    How lovely is this piece!

    • 26. words4jp  |  July 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

      thank you so very much:)


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