Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 22 July 2012)
Once again here is my offering to ‘Picture It & Write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
So many possibilities.
She was a young lass, barely seven. What was she to become? Those who had gone before her had made their mark. So much was expected of her. Could she be all to all? Could she embrace the life they’d embraced; or would she set herself free? No-one knew then. No, no-one could have had any idea what would become of this little waif.
She would soar with wings of angels. She would hold the clouds in her arms. She would swing with joy on the boughs of the tallest tree. She would embrace the birds as they flew just out of reach.
And then the day came. She held her thoughts still. She kept her wishes unknown. She carried the hope of all hope in her heart.
She danced; oh how she danced. She moved with the lightness of fairies. She glided with the swiftness of the elk. She pranced with the suppleness of the cat. She bowed with the grace of the dove. She embraced her flexibility with the arms of her beloved. She danced; oh how she danced.