Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Degas and His Dancers

                                                   in a tin once filled with chocolates

                                                   degas and his dancers on the lid

                                                   scissors / sewing needles / spools of thread

                                                   a small orange box that held a pair of earrings

                                                   moonstones set in silver

                                                   and a book of matches

                                                   where I wrote down this memory



Painting by Edgar Degas


  1. Exquisite. There is a box that began with chocolates and endures in unending utility. Je crois que monsieur Degas approuverait. Brava!

    1. Thank you so much. If I'm translating correctly, I'm glad you think Degas would approve.
      It's so good to hear from you.

  2. I've read several of your pieces here and on Twitter. So much beauty found in simple things and expressed deeply in few words. I invite you, if you wish, to visit my blog at


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