I decided to combine days 5 & 6 of the Style Inspires Poetry Challenge into one post because my weekend has been a bit crazy.
Yesterday I worked from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then rushed to Grand Forks to sign the lease and get the keys to my new apartment. I brought a few suitcases full of clothes and some dishes to start moving in and decided to hang out for awhile, working on my magazine writing story. Although I didn’t finish the story, I made good progress and decided to head home to Fargo.
I had plans to go downtown with some friends, so I quickly changed tops and was ready to go.
Day 5 & 6 were technically the same day, but, hey, for the sake of the challenge, let’s count them as two since I wore two different outfits! (Plus, I didn’t get a chance to take photos today).
It was the first night in a long time that I’ve been able to go out and not worry about getting up early in the morning. We enjoyed a few drinks and then danced the night away.
I haven’t had the chance to write a new poem for the NaPoWriMo challenge, so I decided to share an older one inspired by my favorite ballet.
Dancing delicately on the stage.
Their pointed toes,
Porcelain skin, glistens in the spot light.
I sit in awe, watching a fairytale.
My eyes locked on the little dancer, twirling
Around and around and around.
I hold my breath, so she won’t fall.
The music grows faster, her face transforms,
From peaceful to frightened.
My heart freezes for her.
Spinning around and around and around,
With strong and fierce movements,
The escapes his hold across the stage.
And at last, I am free.
Other dancers enter the stage,
Dressed in colorful costumes from foreign lands.
The Sugar Plum Fairy from the land of sweets,
Then the Spanish, Russian, Arabian, Chinese.
The little dancer in white with her prince,
Watch in awe,
As the others put on a show
With ribbons and hoops.
She awakes from a dream,
Embracing her wooden prince
No longer full of life.