An Arabesque of Wings with Christopher Myers

h1 September 25th, 2014 by jules

“I was a dancer just like you / a dreaming shooting star of a girl /
with work and worlds ahead”

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Since I chatted here last week with Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers about Firebird, their new picture book from Putnam, I thought I’d follow up today with some of Chris’ art from the book.


“darling child, don’t you know / you’re just where I started /
let the sun shine on your face / your beginning’s just begun”

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“before the fireworks of costumes / before before it all”
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“even birds must learn to fly / like me, you’ll grow steady in grace /
spread an arabesque of wings / and climb”

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“you will soar / become a swan, a beauty, a firebird for sure /
soon with the same practice / you’ll join me / in this dancing dream”

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FIREBIRD. Text copyright © 2014 by Misty Copeland. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Christopher Myers. Spreads reproduced by permission of the publisher, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York.

One comment to “An Arabesque of Wings with Christopher Myers”

  1. Beautiful!

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