Monday, July 29, 2013

On the Lido

Nijinsky on the Lido by Leon Bakst


The waves, the waves—
all it takes is one simple
young male gesture

The waves stop—
the sun overhead stops
the bathers all stop

Ballet asserts itself—
the ancient Rite of the
Death of the Moment

It lasts only so long—
just a brief snapshot of
the young mise-en-scene

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