Posts tagged summer
Carnival-Night-Magic That mystical old night with its Cat-claw of a moon waxing up above, Cast a silent spell out into the cool August air Towards the illumination tucked into the hills ahead. The spell rose up gently and broke like fireworks Over the tiny town and its dusty country roads and Shrill childrens shrieks and the whirring of rides, the Strange organ music plinking out of cotton candy stands Over liquor-drunk folks on the merry-go-round and Sinister-faced clowns waiting perched like parrots at counters, the Gypsy magic hanging on the tip of the night’s ancient tongue Over the smell of sweat and unfiltered cigarettes and Carnival workers with their worn faces slightly offset, the Ferris wheel aglow against the sky was reminiscent of Halloween night Over candy-apple-stickied hands, and Fairy-lit lanterns that lit up the wooded lane, the Raspy chill of the wind whispering of months to come The spell rose up gently and broke like fireworks That raw, fantastical delight with its Mouth shaped around laughter and candy, Casting a spell out into the cool August air The carnival-night-magic binding them all there.
Poem: Written by me, August 2009.
Photo: Kenn Kiser
An excerpt from Sylvia Plath’s journals, July 1950.