The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Mirlitons

December 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm 5 comments

The Dance of the Mirlitons

‘Danish Marzipan’

sweet, lovely ladies

dancers spring in unison

sound of reeds inspire

more nuts cropped

Block China
Cookie Jar and Mugs

Yes, more Nuts!  My mother would always keep her eyes open for Nuts…these became part of my Nuts family in 1996.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. acuriousgal  |  December 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Love those nutcracker cups!!!

    • 2. words4jp  |  December 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      thanks:) i am afraid i have never used them. i do not want them to break:) but i have mugs – those will be posted soon……

  • 3. Dom DiFrancesco  |  December 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Love the poem and the Cookie Jar and mugs…and nuts, I love nuts. Oh wait, it must be because I am nuts! 🙂

    • 4. words4jp  |  December 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I am allergic to most nuts, but nutty people – never. I prefer my peeps to be on the nutty side;)

  • 5. words4jp  |  December 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Words4jp's Blog and commented:

    We are about halfway through Act II of our trip down The Nutcracker lane. Next variation is the Dance of the Mirlitons, or as we fondly referred to it as the Reed Pipes or Reeds, for short. I had the pleasure of being a reed. It was a challenging variation due to the fact that I was one of four dancers performing behind a lead dancer – we had to move together as a single unit. We were not ‘attached’ like the Four Little Swans, but together nonetheless. In other words, there was no room for error.


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