Sunset Beach Ballet (For the Ragtag Daily Prompt)

Looks like you have to click on the URL of my original post to see the photos that create the video-like show. These kids on the beach are the epitome of flexibility! Click on one and then quickly click on the arrows and it becomes an action video of their movements. Flexibility is the prompt for the Ragtag Daily Prompt.

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Sunset Ballet

Their silhouetted slim perfection
backed by sunset’s splashed reflection,
these teens seemed to have some connection
that loosed them from a straight direction
as they chose a swift aborting
of their stroll for wild cavorting.

In frolics on the beach, each leap
was energy they couldn’t keep
but had to spend, paying their tolls
in somersaults and flips and rolls;
while I watched, spellbound, from my step,
entranced by  all their joy and pep—

glad that I had viewed by chance
this sunset’s stunning triple dance
of light on water and on sea
as well as bends of arm and knee
that turned this day all upside down
for each cavorting, spinning clown—

those of us more seasoned sat,
collected for a sunset chat,
well-worn by humor, sun and life,
taking ease from lives of strife.
And though we’re not as young and trim,
our hearts danced along with them.

(Click on first photo to enlarge, then click quickly on each successive…

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

3 thoughts on “Sunset Beach Ballet (For the Ragtag Daily Prompt)

  1. slmret

    Almost as good as video! Those kids are very flexible — and what fun to be able to shoot them as you did here! So good that your hearts danced along with them!



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