‘The Circus’ by Enri Vilmos The Society January 5, 2016 Culture, Humor, Poetry 4 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 Related Post Essay: ‘Poetry and the Muses Part 2’ by James Sa... The Muses we understand from Part 1 of this article are the daughters of the future and the past, and more specifically of memory, light, truth and be... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 4 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.