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holding on

Beasts of Articulation


a sparkle of light

feelings spoken without words

kept forever close



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May 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm 4 comments

what you may seek…

April 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm 1 comment

the upper hand

Beasts of Articulation



my heart is mine to give.

my heart is mine to take away.

my heart is mine to control.

the end.




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April 22, 2015 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

the invisible dagger

thoughts, thinking thoughts……..

April 11, 2015 at 12:14 am 7 comments

the game keeper

I am having the wonderful pleasure of collaborating with my incredibly talented Kindred co-poets… the chosen topic is death and we have been tagging each other along the way. The words in italics originated in the poem before this particular one. Each poem is connected yet, can stand alone…

February 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

Color Me ~ A Duet

I have had the loveliest and most wonderful pleasure to duet with Bruised Belly. Please join us in a colorful dance of expression….

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A Duet By Kimberly at Words4jp’s Blog & BruisedBelly

Color me

Red, green, even blue
color me
every hue

The brights the dulls

the rainbow scheme

color me beautiful

color me

A plethora of tones –

Subtle pigments, vibrant statements
an ever changing contradiction

Never to be contained.

Kimberly commented on my 50 Shades post that she was pretty much fed up with Shades of grey and much preferred Red, in fact she preferred Hues rather than shades.  A few comments, a few e-mails, and this is what two colorful women come up with 🙂

If you haven’t danced with Kimberly at her blog Words4jp’s Blog, I suggest you do.  There you will find such beautiful words, and feelings to dance along with.

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February 23, 2015 at 5:56 pm 3 comments

Waltz of the Flowers

The last of the variations, before the subsequent Pas de Deux, is the Waltz of the Flowers. I would suffice it to say this piece of music is quite possibly the most recognized and famous waltz composed by Tchaikovsky. He introduces the waltz with a solo featuring a single harp. It is a magnificent piece of music to listen to and a blessing to dance. Incidentally, the piece below inspired my Nutcracker series. It was the first piece written and the Nutcracker in the photograph was my very first… given to me by my mother.

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a solo harp sings


flowers scurry onto stage

may the waltz begin


My NutcrackerDecember 1976
My first Nutcracker

The little Nutcracker ornament was a secret Santa gift created from dough.

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December 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

The Nutcracker Act II – Mother Ginger and Her Polichinelles

The Land of the Sweets could not be complete without Mother Ginger and her children – running out from under her big skirt to romp and play. Think of Mother Ginger as a person standing on a moving theatrical set, with a huge costume covering what is underneath – little children (and the technician rolling…). This is a rousing and amusing piece and of course, there are these ‘sweet’ little children dancing… I was never a ginger child, but I do recall one particular ginger kid who grew up to be a famous actress. She and I danced together for a spell…..does the name Sarah Jessica Parker ring a bell?

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Mother Ginger


Her Polichinelles

frilly petticoats

little feet beneath her skirt

mother proudly grins

dancing on their tippy toes

sweet and fun wrapped up in one

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December 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Mirlitons

We are about halfway through Act II of our trip down The Nutcracker lane. Next variation is the Dance of the Mirlitons, or as we fondly referred to it as the Reed Pipes or Reeds, for short. I had the pleasure of being a reed. It was a challenging variation due to the fact that I was one of four dancers performing behind a lead dancer – we had to move together as a single unit. We were not ‘attached’ like the Four Little Swans, but together nonetheless. In other words, there was no room for error.

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The Dance of the Mirlitons

‘Danish Marzipan’

sweet, lovely ladies

dancers spring in unison

sound of reeds inspire

more nuts croppedBlock China
Cookie Jar and Mugs

Yes, more Nuts!  My mother would always keep her eyes open for Nuts…these became part of my Nuts family in 1996.

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December 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm 3 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Russian Dance

Next variation – The Russian Dance. Again, depending on the production (there are many) the Russian Dance can be frolicking candy canes or a Russian Cossack or any other eclectic interpretation by a creative storyteller/choreographer. The production I performed featured a solo male dressed as a Russian Cossack dancer. Everything about this pieces exudes explosion and pure joy.

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The Russian Dance

‘Candy Canes’




leaps suspended

high above the stage

lively candy canes

share their talents

spreading joy

and bright


mugsMore everything Nutcracker!

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December 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm 1 comment

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