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Photo: Randy Salas
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Happy Halloween! Part of my birthday present from Randy was going to see the ballet Giselle. I’ve never seen anything but The Nutcracker (yawn). This was so cool! And, this photo is appropriate for today, since Giselle (center) is dead, and the Willis (everyone else) are the spirits of girls who were jilted on or died on their wedding days. Three things this photo makes me think of:

1) New kid on her first day of school
2) Dandelions
3) Those brushy things you dust with

And here’s my first draft!

Dance of the Dandelions

My yard is a stage
Puffs of white skirts pause,
waiting to pirouette with wind

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

Now it’s your turn! Have fun? and stick to? 15 WORDS OR LESS!??(Title doesn’t count toward word count:>)?

290 Responses

  1. Love your dancing dandelions with puffs of white skirts pirouetting. When I opened your email, the word ghostwriting appeared in the ads to the right, so it spurred this Halloween poem.

    Ghostwriting
    with invisible ink
    droppings
    on an invisible page
    proof we’re not really here.

    Feeling strange about this one—> Margaret Simon

    1. Funny about your ‘feeling strange’, Margaret. Halloween makes everyone feel strange, right? I like that idea of ‘droppings/on an invisible page’.

    2. Ooooooooo.…..I hear ghostly voices in their gauzy white cloaks.….are they here or not? I wonder.….Thanks, Margaret.

    3. Thanks, Margaret–Ooooh, this one feels very spooky and existential! Love invisible ink on an invisible page being proof we’re not here. It’s like a time travel novel–all mysterious and kind of hard to wrap my head around, but I like being there anyway!

  2. Love your dancing dandelions with puffs of white skirts pirouetting. When I opened your email, the word ghostwriting appeared in the ads to the right, so it spurred this Halloween poem.

    Ghostwriting
    with invisible ink
    droppings
    on an invisible page
    proof we’re not really here.

    Feeling strange about this one—> Margaret Simon

    1. Funny about your ‘feeling strange’, Margaret. Halloween makes everyone feel strange, right? I like that idea of ‘droppings/on an invisible page’.

    2. Ooooooooo.…..I hear ghostly voices in their gauzy white cloaks.….are they here or not? I wonder.….Thanks, Margaret.

    3. Thanks, Margaret–Ooooh, this one feels very spooky and existential! Love invisible ink on an invisible page being proof we’re not here. It’s like a time travel novel–all mysterious and kind of hard to wrap my head around, but I like being there anyway!

  3. Love the grace of yours, Laura, second and third lines especially. Here’s mine:

    evading my broom
    dust bunnies whirl, twirl, swirl
    spontaneous ballet

  4. Love the grace of yours, Laura, second and third lines especially. Here’s mine:

    evading my broom
    dust bunnies whirl, twirl, swirl
    spontaneous ballet

  5. Love the grace of yours, Laura, second and third lines especially. Here’s mine:

    evading my broom
    dust bunnies whirl, twirl, swirl
    spontaneous ballet

    Hope this doesn’t post twice. My first one disappeared.

    1. Ah, such lovely dust bunnies, these. The one time I was asked to help the Rotary’s Halloween Costume Contest judging a family came as the dust bunnies. They were hilarious in their somewhat less than pristine bunny suits and ears. Smudges of dirt there, a long thread here.…you brought me back to a fun Halloween memory, ellie!

  6. Love the grace of yours, Laura, second and third lines especially. Here’s mine:

    evading my broom
    dust bunnies whirl, twirl, swirl
    spontaneous ballet

    Hope this doesn’t post twice. My first one disappeared.

    1. Ah, such lovely dust bunnies, these. The one time I was asked to help the Rotary’s Halloween Costume Contest judging a family came as the dust bunnies. They were hilarious in their somewhat less than pristine bunny suits and ears. Smudges of dirt there, a long thread here.…you brought me back to a fun Halloween memory, ellie!

  7. Love the image of the dandelion skirts waiting to dance with the wind, Laura. Those lovely skirts are something special.

    STAGE FRIGHT

    Bright lights land
    on petite feet.
    Frozen in fear
    only her skirt?s, frothy feathers
    dance.

    Andria W. Rosenbaum, all rights reserved

    1. Those tiny ones in their adorable costumes are usually the hit of the dance recital, aren’t they. Frozen in fear. That line catches those cherubic faces under the lights, on the stage. I love frothy feathers! Hi Andria.

  8. Love the image of the dandelion skirts waiting to dance with the wind, Laura. Those lovely skirts are something special.

    STAGE FRIGHT

    Bright lights land
    on petite feet.
    Frozen in fear
    only her skirt?s, frothy feathers
    dance.

    Andria W. Rosenbaum, all rights reserved

    1. Those tiny ones in their adorable costumes are usually the hit of the dance recital, aren’t they. Frozen in fear. That line catches those cherubic faces under the lights, on the stage. I love frothy feathers! Hi Andria.

  9. There were fireworks in my neighborhood last night!

    Boston, the Morning After

    The ballet mistress’s
    eyes are baggy,
    her fingernails ragged,
    but she loves
    those Red Sox!

    Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

    1. Watching the game was clearly worth her baggy eyes and ragged nails! (Yay Red Sox–it’s been 35 years since I last lived in Massachusetts but I’m still a fan.)

    2. Boston Strong! We were all Red Sox fans last night, Diane! Happy, happy! Love those baggy eyes and ragged nails. A sign of the REAL fans!!!

    3. Love this mix of ballet and baseball. I’m out of the loop with my husband’s surgery and chaotic work, and I didn’t even know they had won the World Series. OK, I couldn’t actually have named the two teams in the World Series. Getting my sports news through poetry–love it!

  10. There were fireworks in my neighborhood last night!

    Boston, the Morning After

    The ballet mistress’s
    eyes are baggy,
    her fingernails ragged,
    but she loves
    those Red Sox!

    Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

    1. Watching the game was clearly worth her baggy eyes and ragged nails! (Yay Red Sox–it’s been 35 years since I last lived in Massachusetts but I’m still a fan.)

    2. Boston Strong! We were all Red Sox fans last night, Diane! Happy, happy! Love those baggy eyes and ragged nails. A sign of the REAL fans!!!

    3. Love this mix of ballet and baseball. I’m out of the loop with my husband’s surgery and chaotic work, and I didn’t even know they had won the World Series. OK, I couldn’t actually have named the two teams in the World Series. Getting my sports news through poetry–love it!

  11. The Halloweenish backdrop is my prompt.

    The Costume

    Trick or treat
    the tiny bride
    wends her way
    unaware of angels
    by her side.
    .

    1. The backdrop does look like a spooky night and I like your rhyme, too.

    2. Oh, the angels. I feel them on my shoulder once in a while. Lovely to think they are there for us. I hope your bride finds the right kind of charming.

    3. This is wonderful, Martha. I love it when poems can be literal and not, and this makes me think of all the years we escorted our daughters around on Halloween:>)

  12. The Halloweenish backdrop is my prompt.

    The Costume

    Trick or treat
    the tiny bride
    wends her way
    unaware of angels
    by her side.
    .

    1. The backdrop does look like a spooky night and I like your rhyme, too.

    2. Oh, the angels. I feel them on my shoulder once in a while. Lovely to think they are there for us. I hope your bride finds the right kind of charming.

    3. This is wonderful, Martha. I love it when poems can be literal and not, and this makes me think of all the years we escorted our daughters around on Halloween:>)

  13. I love how so many people are giving their poems a Halloween theme this nice gray morning. Also the Red Sox–maybe the red could be blood? Here’s mine:

    white lace
    of bones
    the dancers
    twirl closer
    closer
    softly clicking

    ?Kate Coombs

    1. Ah the clicking, the twirling, the bones. These dancers.….are they unified and click? Or are the bones touching and prodding? Makes me wonder, Kate.

    2. Oooh, that is creepy! Maybe it’s just because my neck and shoulder bones are clicking a lot lately. One thing I loved about seeing this ballet was being able to hear the footfalls on the wooden stage and hear the dancers breathing from exertion. I love how delicate your images and sounds are here…

    3. white lace of bones, soft to hard, comforting to fear, the theme of the day.

  14. I love how so many people are giving their poems a Halloween theme this nice gray morning. Also the Red Sox–maybe the red could be blood? Here’s mine:

    white lace
    of bones
    the dancers
    twirl closer
    closer
    softly clicking

    ?Kate Coombs

    1. Ah the clicking, the twirling, the bones. These dancers.….are they unified and click? Or are the bones touching and prodding? Makes me wonder, Kate.

    2. Oooh, that is creepy! Maybe it’s just because my neck and shoulder bones are clicking a lot lately. One thing I loved about seeing this ballet was being able to hear the footfalls on the wooden stage and hear the dancers breathing from exertion. I love how delicate your images and sounds are here…

    3. white lace of bones, soft to hard, comforting to fear, the theme of the day.

  15. Laura, loved your poem. I can picture the pirouetting puffs perfectly. 🙂

    THE LIAR

    Accusations. Fingers pointing.
    However did they know?
    I’m recognized by everyone,
    everywhere I go.

    Pinocchio

    1. I love the way you thought of something very different in the picture.
      Pointing at Pinocchio. Funny!

    2. Oh Pinocchio.…..wearing his scarlet L.…..and everyone knows.…the nose knows!!! Fun!

    3. Hehehehe–I LOVE this mask poem, Cindyb. How fun to read this to primary graders (and preK and K) during fairy tale time and have them guess who “wrote” it!

  16. Laura, loved your poem. I can picture the pirouetting puffs perfectly. 🙂

    THE LIAR

    Accusations. Fingers pointing.
    However did they know?
    I’m recognized by everyone,
    everywhere I go.

    Pinocchio

    1. I love the way you thought of something very different in the picture.
      Pointing at Pinocchio. Funny!

    2. Oh Pinocchio.…..wearing his scarlet L.…..and everyone knows.…the nose knows!!! Fun!

    3. Hehehehe–I LOVE this mask poem, Cindyb. How fun to read this to primary graders (and preK and K) during fairy tale time and have them guess who “wrote” it!

  17. Puffs of white skirt pirouetting in the wind… gorgeous image! Thanks for letting me whirl and swirl along with you. 🙂

    I am actually quite happy with a break from Halloween, so thank you for not posting a jack-o-lantern! Here’s my 15WOL:

    AT THE BALLET

    Fourth wall fence posts
    on pointed toe, beyond which
    dreams have their say.

    © Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, all rights reserved.

    1. Hehe–I didn’t even remember today was Halloween until after I posted this yesterday. I’m caught up in taking care of Randy, post-shoulder-surgery, and am out of the holiday loop! Oooh, this is an intriguing one, Michelle. I love the mix of completely concrete (fence posts and toes) imagery with the abstract dreams. Lovely.

  18. Puffs of white skirt pirouetting in the wind… gorgeous image! Thanks for letting me whirl and swirl along with you. 🙂

    I am actually quite happy with a break from Halloween, so thank you for not posting a jack-o-lantern! Here’s my 15WOL:

    AT THE BALLET

    Fourth wall fence posts
    on pointed toe, beyond which
    dreams have their say.

    © Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, all rights reserved.

    1. Hehe–I didn’t even remember today was Halloween until after I posted this yesterday. I’m caught up in taking care of Randy, post-shoulder-surgery, and am out of the holiday loop! Oooh, this is an intriguing one, Michelle. I love the mix of completely concrete (fence posts and toes) imagery with the abstract dreams. Lovely.

  19. I love those dandelions with ‘puffs of white skirts’ too, Laura. Sometimes there is a field full-just as delightful as the yellow! Here’s mine‑I love this ballet, so responded to it directly.

    sorrow for the loving Giselle
    dancing, dancing till she parts,
    leaving all with broken hearts
    Linda Baie ?All Rights Reserved

    1. Beautiful, Linda. I didn’t know the story of Giselle until we read up on it before the ballet. This really captures the sorrow of it. I really like the repetition of dancing.

    2. Yes, leaving all with broken hearts. The rhythm and rhyme are working for your little poem today.

  20. I love those dandelions with ‘puffs of white skirts’ too, Laura. Sometimes there is a field full-just as delightful as the yellow! Here’s mine‑I love this ballet, so responded to it directly.

    sorrow for the loving Giselle
    dancing, dancing till she parts,
    leaving all with broken hearts
    Linda Baie ?All Rights Reserved

    1. Beautiful, Linda. I didn’t know the story of Giselle until we read up on it before the ballet. This really captures the sorrow of it. I really like the repetition of dancing.

    2. Yes, leaving all with broken hearts. The rhythm and rhyme are working for your little poem today.

  21. I love your image of the dancing dandelions, Laura!

    ALL HALLOW?S EVE

    Arise,
    ethereal spectres?
    join our
    spirited waltz.
    Tonight
    we shall
    caper
    to our heart?s
    content.

    1. Thanks, Janelle! Spirited waltz–hahaha. Love that! And the idea of ghosts capering. Reminds me of Disney’s Haunted House, with the holographic ghosts at the party. I loved that as a kid (and as an adult, too).

  22. I love your image of the dancing dandelions, Laura!

    ALL HALLOW?S EVE

    Arise,
    ethereal spectres?
    join our
    spirited waltz.
    Tonight
    we shall
    caper
    to our heart?s
    content.

    1. Thanks, Janelle! Spirited waltz–hahaha. Love that! And the idea of ghosts capering. Reminds me of Disney’s Haunted House, with the holographic ghosts at the party. I loved that as a kid (and as an adult, too).

    1. My favorite part.…the costumes, then the moves.…you’ve brought the whole of the ballet to life, Freeda.

    1. My favorite part.…the costumes, then the moves.…you’ve brought the whole of the ballet to life, Freeda.

  23. Beautiful, Laura. I thought of those dusters straight away too and mushrooms!

    At night
    no light in sight
    but low below
    mushrooms dance and glow.

      1. I’ve got a weird rubbish MG novel based in a wood. These mushrooms would fit right in lol.

    1. Oooh, great (and unusual) comparison, Catherine. It made me see those glossy mushrooms in moonlight. And I find mushrooms kind of spooky even in daylight!

    2. Oh the world of Thumbelina, all aglow and dancing under the mushrooms. Playful and pretty, Catherine! Mysterious, too. Like!

  24. Beautiful, Laura. I thought of those dusters straight away too and mushrooms!

    At night
    no light in sight
    but low below
    mushrooms dance and glow.

      1. I’ve got a weird rubbish MG novel based in a wood. These mushrooms would fit right in lol.

    1. Oooh, great (and unusual) comparison, Catherine. It made me see those glossy mushrooms in moonlight. And I find mushrooms kind of spooky even in daylight!

    2. Oh the world of Thumbelina, all aglow and dancing under the mushrooms. Playful and pretty, Catherine! Mysterious, too. Like!

  25. Sugarplum Dreams

    Tiptoeing in
    Twirl and spin
    Magic wand
    Toe-shoes donned
    Fairy dance
    Exciting chance
    Starring me!

      1. I must add that this is AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL. I was the SugarPlum Fairy in 5th grade in an adapted play version done at a small acting school in our town. I LOVED this. My claim to fame. Remember it, the lights, the music, the dance, the darkened audience faces as if it was yesterday. I got to MAKE UP my own dance. I loved our teacher/director “Tinker”!! Such a gift to do this. So I had to write as my inner dreaming child-dancer.

    1. Such a child-like voice of wonder and loving the stage. Starring me! Love it!

  26. Sugarplum Dreams

    Tiptoeing in
    Twirl and spin
    Magic wand
    Toe-shoes donned
    Fairy dance
    Exciting chance
    Starring me!

      1. I must add that this is AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL. I was the SugarPlum Fairy in 5th grade in an adapted play version done at a small acting school in our town. I LOVED this. My claim to fame. Remember it, the lights, the music, the dance, the darkened audience faces as if it was yesterday. I got to MAKE UP my own dance. I loved our teacher/director “Tinker”!! Such a gift to do this. So I had to write as my inner dreaming child-dancer.

    1. Such a child-like voice of wonder and loving the stage. Starring me! Love it!

  27. Beautiful imagery in your poem, Laura! Love some of the others here, too, but I’m taking care of an 11-week-old, so I don’t have time to comment…but here’s mine:

    GIVE HER SOME CREDIT

    Her soul’s passed,
    no prince can have her,
    but she’s certainly lively
    for a cadaver.

    -Matt Forrest Esenwine

    1. Yours made me laugh, Matt. Doesn’t she sleep? What about the 3 year old? I am sure he is excited for the “big night”!

  28. Beautiful imagery in your poem, Laura! Love some of the others here, too, but I’m taking care of an 11-week-old, so I don’t have time to comment…but here’s mine:

    GIVE HER SOME CREDIT

    Her soul’s passed,
    no prince can have her,
    but she’s certainly lively
    for a cadaver.

    -Matt Forrest Esenwine

    1. Yours made me laugh, Matt. Doesn’t she sleep? What about the 3 year old? I am sure he is excited for the “big night”!

  29. White perfection

    Bristles on a toothbrush
    Practically alive
    Spinning and circling
    On every side.

  30. White perfection

    Bristles on a toothbrush
    Practically alive
    Spinning and circling
    On every side.

    1. I like your leaf ballet. Colorful, lively and they dance! I like your poem, Buffy.

    1. I like your leaf ballet. Colorful, lively and they dance! I like your poem, Buffy.

  31. I can’t believe I almost forgot today is Thursday.
    (One of those weeks.)
    Great picture today. I can remember wanting to be a ballerina
    so badly after seeing a performance when I was very young.

    Ballerinas

    In darkened theater,
    beauty unfolds with a swirl,
    fueling the dreams
    of this small girl.

    1. I loved to dance, the theater and the costumes. Yes, the dark theater a place for dreams and imagination. Love your poem, Patricia. Not sure this will show up near your poem.…sorry.

    2. This is lovely, Patricia. We were in the second row, and right in front of us was a girl (maybe 9yo) with her grandmother, and those dreams were certainly swirling all about her!

  32. I can’t believe I almost forgot today is Thursday.
    (One of those weeks.)
    Great picture today. I can remember wanting to be a ballerina
    so badly after seeing a performance when I was very young.

    Ballerinas

    In darkened theater,
    beauty unfolds with a swirl,
    fueling the dreams
    of this small girl.

    1. I loved to dance, the theater and the costumes. Yes, the dark theater a place for dreams and imagination. Love your poem, Patricia. Not sure this will show up near your poem.…sorry.

    2. This is lovely, Patricia. We were in the second row, and right in front of us was a girl (maybe 9yo) with her grandmother, and those dreams were certainly swirling all about her!

  33. Following the Leader

    Congregated
    Automated
    Flocked like sheep they follow
    The Piper, pied.
    Zombified
    They enter Sleepy Hollow.

    ~~Barbara Turner

    1. I REALLY love what you packed into 15 words…I actually counted to check.……zombified…Sleepy Hollow. This is great, Barbara.

  34. Following the Leader

    Congregated
    Automated
    Flocked like sheep they follow
    The Piper, pied.
    Zombified
    They enter Sleepy Hollow.

    ~~Barbara Turner

    1. I REALLY love what you packed into 15 words…I actually counted to check.……zombified…Sleepy Hollow. This is great, Barbara.

  35. Storm Clouds

    Swirling skirts
    With the wind
    Toil and trouble
    From within

    The skirts made me think of storm clouds! Very nice poems, everyone!

    1. Sometimes the clouds do look like they are performing a ballet, sometimes soft and pretty, sometimes forceful. Nice poem, Amelia.

    2. Your poem made me imaging the dancers as clouds. Great imagery! Also love the thematic toil and trouble.

  36. Storm Clouds

    Swirling skirts
    With the wind
    Toil and trouble
    From within

    The skirts made me think of storm clouds! Very nice poems, everyone!

    1. Sometimes the clouds do look like they are performing a ballet, sometimes soft and pretty, sometimes forceful. Nice poem, Amelia.

    2. Your poem made me imaging the dancers as clouds. Great imagery! Also love the thematic toil and trouble.

  37. I came back today to read. I post early in the morning and sometimes forget (get busy) and don’t come back. I love how the image evokes so many different responses. Such fun playing with poetry with you all!

  38. I came back today to read. I post early in the morning and sometimes forget (get busy) and don’t come back. I love how the image evokes so many different responses. Such fun playing with poetry with you all!

  39. BUTTERFLY

    Like a butterfly
    Emerging from
    A cocoon
    Now is my time
    To shine
    Above all

    - Anne McKenna

  40. BUTTERFLY

    Like a butterfly
    Emerging from
    A cocoon
    Now is my time
    To shine
    Above all

    - Anne McKenna

  41. SURROUNDED BY STRANGERS (FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL)

    Heart racing,
    Throat dry,
    I fight off the
    Urge to cry.

    © Charles Waters 2013 all rights reserved.

  42. SURROUNDED BY STRANGERS (FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL)

    Heart racing,
    Throat dry,
    I fight off the
    Urge to cry.

    © Charles Waters 2013 all rights reserved.

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