Monday, 1 February 2010

Big Top circa 1953

Big Top circa 1953

on the star spangled drums
three lions yawn in turn
- not one can summon a roar

one tail-coated ringmaster
cracks two whips
- summons roars of applause

the three lumber out
half-asleep on their feet
- for the courage he takes a bow

it's the elephants next
or maybe the clowns



  1. Like the inner rhymes of ums and ohs; and the memories - Chipperfields?

  2. Thank you Gordon. I can't remember the brand of circus. We naughty boys went in under the flap.


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