Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The Waltz - Magpie Tales # 48

Magpie Tales  hosts a weekly writing prompt, write a small vignette or poem using the photo below as your inspiration.

This brought alive a wonderful memory!


The room spun about me
as you swept me up
with Strauss violins
giddy in my ears
and we twirled
and twirled
in a Viennese ballroom
with golden statues
and ladies in gowns
and my heart danced along
with the rise and the fall
and I knew I'd never
ever
forget this feeling
and as the music came to an end 
you placed me down
and took mum by the hand
for the next waltz
and as I watched
I danced each step
with the both of you
and I was in heaven
all over again.

37 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful, lively words.

Jingle said...

yeah,
keep dancing with music on.
elegant imagery....

Brigid said...

Lovely Magpie, I really enjoyed the romanticism of it.

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

What an interesting approach, from a child's eyes. Lovely. You placed me there as I recalled childhood dances with my Father.

Andreas said...

Adorable! Nice write, and it's always nice to be surprised.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

very musical piece.. well resembled with the prompt.. good work!!

Kristen Haskell said...

Your memory is like heaven all over again beautifully written.

ninotaziz said...

Lovely. Nostalgic. Sad.
Like a good classic.

Chrissy said...

How wonderfully romantic and fantastically nostalgic! Sigh...to be twirled around in a dance with our father and then both parents! Your Magpie brought back memories of those happy and safe times nestled between the love of my parents! My father died when I was 6 and so your words were magical to me!

Susannah said...

Beautiful. :-)

annell said...

That was a beautiful moment! Thank you for sharing, I think I was there! I could imagine it all!

Tess Kincaid said...

This reminds me of a lovely dream I had once.

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for stopping by and for your comments, they're much appreciated x

keiths ramblings said...

This is so so beautiful.What a lovely picture you've painted.

May I quickly thank you for speding time going through my bogs various!I can't tell you how grateful I am.

Old Ollie said...

Classy - nice work.

Jenny said...

that is written so well - beautiful!

thanks for sharing it with us!!!

uma.a said...

Romantic Magpie..Enjoyed it

Sioux Roslawski said...

What a lovely tribute to loved ones who have died.

Lolamouse said...

What a beautiful memory!

Helen said...

Dancing with my father, standing on his feet as he twirled me round and round, safe and loved ... I lost him way too soon.

Your Magpie is lovely.

Rashmi said...

Wonderful....

Deborah said...

Thank you all for your lovely comment x

Cad said...

"You and the night and the music..."

kaykuala said...

Great! Bring on the music!

Words A Day said...

Thats really beautiful - I'm glad it turned out to be your dad, if was a really nice twist and the rhythm of the poem read so much like a waltz.

Marilyn said...

What a gorgeous memory - I loved it.

kathew said...

another loving piece...so vivid I could see and hear it

JeffScape said...

Cinderella, Cinderella?

I think I was one of the rats.

Janice said...

What a lovely memory. And, yes, very alive; I could almost hear the music.

Tumblewords: said...

A tender piece, it speaks lyrically.

Reflections said...

Touching beautiful piece, lovely memories shared.

Deborah said...

Thank you all so much for your comment x

Jinksy said...

I love dancing, too! :)

Selma said...

You have very cleverly recreated the rhythm of a waltz. It sweeps and it swirls. I was really caught up in it. Lovely!

Terresa said...

Beautiful reminder to dance more, thank you for it.

Lena said...

How music and love sweep us along. A beautiful write.

Deborah said...

Thank you for your lovely comments :o)