Big top

Bang
Sledgehammer rhythm
Bang
By Torchlight unfurl
Bang
No tentpegs suffice
Bang
Hold bigtop aloft
Bang
The sledge drives the spike.

The thrill of the show
The lights in the faces

Clownwhite washes off
The magic, packed in boxes
Shipping crates clenched with spikes

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https://dversepoets.com/2019/03/11/quadrille-75-spike-up-a-poem/

11 thoughts on “Big top

  1. The rhythmic repetition and the brevity of the second stanza give a sense of a circus always moving on, Eric, and the final stanza encapsulates it in a vivid image of clownwhite and magic packed in shipping crates.

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