Day 29: NaPoWriMo 2021

Miz Quickly’s Day 29 Winding Prompt

The Ballerina Music Box

A little brass key
turned and turned,

and in return,
a ballerina spun

to semitones of
sharps and flats,

of a tune scaling
a lament or elegy,

and she danced
on pinpoint toes,

an echoless, dying
dance as the song


Written for Miz Quickly’s Day 29: Winding.  © Misky 2021, shared with #apoemaday on Twitter.

3 responses to “Day 29: NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. My ballerina was not as elegant as the image you show. She was plastic with painted dress and a tiny crinkly white tutu. 🙂


  2. Beautiful! I once bought my mom a music box that played Lara’s Song from Dr. Zhivago.


    1. I love that song.


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