Monday, May 21, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #118

                                  The Circus With Yellow Clown/ 1967/ Marc Chagall

THANKS TO TESS, at Magpie TalesAnother intriguing challenge!


I did it well,
play the fool
in your wit's grasp,

mistook that pale aura
for gold.

Just because
you had a winning grin,
I assumed tender roots
entwined your heart.

But even children fear
the midnight clown,

pinch their eyes shut,
against the wicked jig
that sways a hip.

Not honey on the tongue
but gritty sand.

You prance,
come dance with me,
let's have some fun.

copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2012


Brian Miller said...

But even children fear
the midnight clown,

pinch their eyes shut,
against the wicked jig
that sways a hip....

nice...not all smiling faces are real you know...nor the charms of a snake...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Bright and early..not all smiling faces..boy, do I know that...I'm a makeup artist!!! Thanks so much!!

izzy said...

Gritty indeed! thanks.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

OH, "pinch their eyes shut' had me closing my eyes! real and imagined clown...wonderful!

Tigerbrite said...

Very expressive, nicely done.

Unknown said...

I love how you begin by deeply romancing the situation and then turn the direction of considerations, to the dark evil side, but eventually wind up on a fun date! That's some skillful development, Lyn! Thanks for sharing. =D

Lyn said...

Hi izzy-
Thanks for stopping by and for your comment...

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky Dreaming-
I sort of scared myself, too...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Tigerbrite-
Thank you..didn't really know where this was going..glad I went!!

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
I meant to take this on a scary journey..glad you saw some fun at the end! Thanks..

Helen said...

As a full fledged adult, I will not be afraid ~ dance with me, Clown!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Oh, it's OK to be afraid..I am!!Thanks..

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, the midnight clown - brilliant observation...

Silent Otto said...

Ahh this quicksilver smiling character is difficult to pin down , very elegantly described, tour encounter with him !

Tess Kincaid said...

I love love love against the wicked jig that sways a hip...

hyperCRYPTICal said...

And the fool became wise! Great write.

Anna :o]

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Thank grateful for your kind words!

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Thank you..I did enjoy trying to pin him down!!

Lyn said...

Hi hyperCRYPTICal-
Thanks, long as we learn!!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Thanks again for ya!!

Other Mary said...

Excellent dark write!


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