Poetry for a Change

Today I am delighted to present to you the incomparable lyrical prose of Deborah Austin Stolworthy. Not a word passes her hand without poetry spilling forth.

I hope you enjoy this sweet poem she wrote for my ballerina. Her simple words add such beautiful imagery to the painting.

Though short, it says it all.

“In the Wings

by Deborah Stolworthy

The Ballerina's Prayer

In the wings
She waits
Her turn.
The bud
Untried — enclosed.

A moment more
She blooms
In light.
En pointe,
The dancer glows.

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