Red Dancers

Cuno Amiet STILLLEBEN, 1939

Vivid red dances in a blue vase,

the life of the party

Flamingo dancers

with their red swirling skirts

Vibrancy emanates,

like loud music from the dance hall

 

Time, the ever present enemy,

weakens the dancers,

leaves them wan

Vivacity becomes delicate

 

Petals droop like sagging slips

and drop in languid listlessness,

bruised and faded

 

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