For Oleg Popov*
O make me a mask and a wall to shut from your spies
Of the sharp, enamelled eyes and the spectacled claws
. . .
Others betray the lamenting lies of their losses
By the curve of the nude mouth or the laugh up the sleeve.
Dylan Thomas 1937
*Visit 'zen my ass' for link to Russian Circus and the late Oleg Popov - world's no.1 clown.
another day, another try