Anne Finds Her Career (originally posted February 2016 )

— I first published this poem here on SOMETIMES in February of 2016.    The plan is to re-post some of my favorites among my 400+ posts since the blog began back in 2011.— Anne finds her career … When Anne was a girl, she always wanted to be a dancer.  To wear flowing gowns and satiny slippers and be guided as a sylph, lifting in twirls and … Continue reading Anne Finds Her Career (originally posted February 2016 )

never say never

One of my favorite places where  I’ve never been on the deck of a sailing ship, out on the ocean. The boards are thick and smell of pine, as a ballroom floor with satiny  shine… o’er looking green hills that slope to the sea. Where sweet maidens whirl in fine silk dresses in powdered faces and warm shining  eyes, dancing in time with the orchestra’s strains. Back on my ship … Continue reading never say never

Wordle #116 a flight of fancy

  For Mindmisery’s Menagerie, prompt for yesterday.  The Wordles are fun, given a list of words and spin them into a poem or yarn in any order.      The words: starch, trample, Protean, walnut, strop, staccato, waltz, churn, wallflower, dummy, probiscus, Fireworks.(use any ten in any order.) A Flight of Fancy for the Fourth In spite of his prominent probiscus, Sam had reputation as a protean dancer— His … Continue reading Wordle #116 a flight of fancy

Anne finds her career …

When Anne was a girl, she always wanted to be a dancer.  To wear flowing gowns and satiny slippers and be guided as a sylph, lifting in twirls and leaping high, up in the air with skirts twirling and shoes barely touching the floor, and feeling the thrill of the collective sigh……………..from the audience. But as fate would have it, her two left feet, and … Continue reading Anne finds her career …

New Years Eve

Sauerkraut balls, bubbly champagne, and midnight kisses notwithstanding, the long-awaited New Year’s Eve Date was highly over-rated. From about the age of fourteen the push was on, as magazines, movies, television, newspapers…all extolled the glamour and excitement of the parties and celebrations of New Year’s Eve. There were two major criteria for a stereotypical New Year’s Eve to be officially successful: the Magic Age of … Continue reading New Years Eve