Really ballet-well blur-dy awful ruby hat

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Ballet blur

For the blur photo challenge this week, here is a picture taken at granddaughter J’s ballet lesson – poetry in motion!

And now, not this ruby hat:

The ruby hat but not of Omar Khayyam

But this one!

Omar Khayyam:

“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,

A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou

Beside me singing in the Wilderness –

And Wilderness is Paradise enow.”

Has ever it struck you how

Much the Omar Khayyam ‘Thou’

Liked her songs the last in line,

After bread and verse and wine,

Paradise-sing to allow?


Probably she told him, ‘Look,’

As she beaned him with his book,

‘Take your wilderness and bread;

With your wine and rhymes as re(a)d!’ –

And herself then elsewhere took.


© Colonialist April 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to Really ballet-well blur-dy awful ruby hat

  1. Pingback: Upward Mobility | litadoolan

  2. Ha. An alternative perspective, Col 🙂 I love the blurry ballet.


  3. Gorgeous photo of the blurry, dainty, young miss. 🙂


  4. I think I’d keep the loaf of bread, just in case.


  5. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    absolutely concur…xxx


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