‘The Circus’ by Enri Vilmos The Society January 5, 2016 Culture, Humor, Poetry 5 Comments The band struck up for the comical clowns! They all sported wigs, red noses, and frowns And from painted mouths uttered sad cries. Then the fools threw water and custard pies In riotous ribaldry: mad, bad, and bold! The laughter and fun began to unfold; The children giggled; a vast sea of smiles, Lucy, and Hanna, and big brother, Giles. Up above a man swung from a trapeze, Elegant motion – a leaf in the breeze! The crowd was silent: a moment to share High-flying antics with thrills but beware Of the danger in the nail-biting show: A truth the artiste must already know? The magician with a strange box of tricks: “Hey Presto!” Rabbits, piglets, doves and chicks. Then a lady in a gown and silk scarf “Before your very eyes” is sawn in half! The horses galloped, the lions roared loud; The ringmaster stood up, regal and proud; Acrobats stacked high on top of each other: A pyramid built in a brave manoeuver! The madcap army in baggy pajamas Slipped on the skins of sticky bananas, But danced so sprightly on coconut shells In elf-toed shoes to the sound of silver bells! Featured Image: “Isaac van Amburgh and his Animals” by Sir Edwin Landseer Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 5 Responses Basil Fillis January 6, 2016 Very, very good. Except for punctuation marks. Or lack of those. Reply The Society January 6, 2016 Thanks, Basil Fillis. Hopefully the punctuation is better after a little editing. Reply Basil Fillis January 6, 2016 I can always do that for you! Reply Al January 8, 2016 Fantastic without Daft. Substantial journey through thought and time: doubtless for more than simply me. Reply Benjamin March 27, 2018 Very fantastic. Very good insight on the real aspect of the show business Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.