a young ballerina's muse in a field of flowers
| "Dancing Before the Queen"
She danced carefree with the honeybees
on a stage carpeted with purple and blue-green clover
back-dropped by tall stands of golden sunflowers.
Her flowing skirt twirled like gossamer wings in the wind,
as little bare feet flitted among varied flowers in a field.
The tiny tot's gauzy attire became decorated;
polka-dotted with ladybugs and glittered with pollen.
Grasshoppers soon joined the petite performer
in a sassy song and dizzy dance.
A sprite's spirit remained her muse,
as the budding ballerina blossomed into womanhood.
On a wide wooden planked stage
back-dropped by blue and white smoky curtains,
she danced carefree before the Queen.
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Inspired by my granddaughter, Brooklyn Fondaw