Blue Ribbons

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #62:  "Shut Up And Dance With Me"
(posted by Rommy & Magaly)

"Shape your creations around the word 'dance'."

Glistening, fluid–
the Alvin Ailey
dancers.  Floating
across the stage, 
bending to music
of Wind On The Water,
blue ribbons rippling
recalling cool aqua 
streams of water.  I
wanting to glisten 
with them.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to Blue Ribbons

  1. I can feel the speaker’s yearning so clearly. It brings to mind all the things I am missing these days: bookstores, secondhand shops, dancing with other people…


  2. Oh, so evocative! And gorgeous. I can see and feel it all.


  3. Zelda Rene says:

    Beautiful, Sara!


  4. Helen Dehner says:

    Readers will feel transported reading this .. Ailey had that kind of immense talent, and the Dance continues.


  5. greenspeckblogger says:

    This is a beautiful piece that transports me into a different world of dance, peace and tranquility.


  6. Portofino says:

    Nicely written! Makes us wish for those days when the only mask we wore was the one we used to cope with others. 🙂


  7. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    Delicious and dreamy. I love it.


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