A Whirl


a whirl awhile

the weary ballet dancer lands

in a puff of dust


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #673, Rehearsal, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Edgar Degas’ painting “Dance Rehearsal in the Studio of the Opera” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Elton John –