Friday, July 29, 2016

Carnival


Glowing lights and soft jazz
spellbind people who take
a whiff of funnel cake, a sip of lemonade.

Colorful vendors line the street,
games with prizes of over-sized stuffed animals.
It is the epitome of summer nights.

Adults laugh and share stories
of their childhoods,
reminiscing about how things used to be.

They are entranced by the Ferris wheel,
spinning round and round,
a staple at the carnival.

They remember soaring through the sky,
gleeful and dizzy all the same,
and they gravitate towards the line.

It snakes around the corner,
children tugging at their parents' legs and
scrambling for pink and blue cotton candy.

They hand over tickets and
step into the gondolas with 
a striking sense of nostalgia.

Grandparents, moms, and dads are delighted
with the hopes that perhaps for a night,
they can be children once again.

Hope you enjoyed! I'm actually terrified of waiting at the top of Ferris wheels, but they're so fun to ride! ps. My next post is a very special one, so stay tuned!

22 comments:

  1. This is so magical! I could picture everything that you described so vividly. :)

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    1. Thank you, Grace! You are the sweetest!

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  2. so lovely! <3 (and I don't know if I could ride a Ferris wheel either lol)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I love Ferris wheels, but it feels like an eternity when people below are getting on and you're waiting at the top!

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  3. Ferris Wheels are super magical, and don't worry about being at the top; it's not that bad. You get a light weight feeling in your stomach, but you don't plummet down to the ground. It's just a smooth ride down.

    xoxo Morning

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    1. I guess I'm just a little scared of heights! Thanks for reading and commenting. xx

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  4. This made me want to change out of my pyjamas and go right there! Beautiful description and imagery as always <3

    Lauren ♥ | Sincerely, Lauren Emily

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    1. Yup! There's been so many festivals in my town lately and they're so fun. Thank you so much!

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  5. I adored this poem, Sanjana! I think it's absolutely beautiful. Your poetry never fails to make me smile. Lovely post! xx

    https://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Guilianna! I'm going to catch up on your recent posts now. ♥

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  6. What a lovely poem! Your writing is wonderful :)

    The Daily Delicacy

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! Your blog is wonderful, too.

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  7. This makes me sad that summer is nearing an end ):

    I'm so glad i found your blog!

    -des
    major-undecided.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sad, too! Thank you for the follow. I go back to school the third week of August - When do you go back?

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  8. Amazing post! Your writting is so beautiful and that photo is stunning. Absolutely loved it xx

    mylifeasmarinaa.blogspot.com

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    1. Marina, you're so sweet! I really love your posts as well. x

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  9. Your writing is so magical! I always thought that going to a carnival is the most summery thing that you can do ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Yes, and I'm very lucky that there are so many festivals near where I live! What's your favorite ride?

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  10. I love your writing as you make the reader imagine everything so vividly! I will be waiting to find out what the special post will be about :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Thank you; You're the best! I promise the special post will be worth waiting for! ;)

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  11. This poem beautifully captures the life within a carnival! Wonderful poem!

    All the love xx

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    1. Hayley, that means so much! Thanks for reading and commenting. x

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