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Poems of a Dancer

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Full title: The Cycle and Other Poems

Creator / Author: Ninette de Valois

Item Type / Page count: Book / 51p

When Published: 1985

Publisher / Place of Publication: Sadler’s Wells Trust / London.

About: A collection of poems, dedicated to Princess Margaret, the proceeds of which were donated to the Sadler’s Wells Development Appeal for furthering the aims of the Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet School in London.

ID number(s): None

Contents: [I] The beach of shells ( a memory of childhood) — The Buddha (in a museum garden) — The contented ghost — “He covets the earth”  — First love — Nocturne — November 11th — Song of the rush hour (underground) — The waters of Lethe (a myth) — [II] The crocus — The cycle — Dead cherry tree in a London garden — Frost — Harbour swans — Hidden copper beech in summer — The hills of Arran — The morning is not yet awake — Plea to autumn — River scene at twilight — The thaw — The tree (earth’s pipeline) — The wave — Winter river — [III] “I love pubs” (monologue overheard) — Background music in a saloon bar — One’s company — “Time please” — [IV] Age — Candles — Castle ruins on a hilltop — Theatre in the round — Concorde — Continuity — Courage — Graveyard on a hilltop (seen from a train) — Migraine — The Thames — Poppies — Poplars — Said the child…

WW Connection #1: Ninette de Valois (née Edris Stannus) was born at Baltyboys, Blessington, Co.Wicklow in 1898. The family moved to England in 1905 and she became the founder of what was to become the Royal Ballet.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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