Ferris Wheel

Lille Wheel 2006

I wander within this darkness
melt in the warm blistering night
immersed into the vibrant violet life
I can pick out the rhythms,
For I learned how to dance,
in the middle of it, in the life of it,
lurking monsters,
waiting for the day
that drift into uncertainty
slamming against echoes of
the unfolded mysteries
to keep me spinning
into a discovery waiting to happen.

Written for Poetry Jam

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10 Responses to Ferris Wheel

  1. CC Champagne says:

    I like this kind of outsider’s view of a festival… Very different take! Great write!

  2. Mary says:

    You have captured the slightly sinister feeling of a carnival here. I like the way you wrote about the ferris wheel with its spinning making you think of discoveries waiting to happen. Well penned, Alan.

  3. Gabriella says:

    I like the eerie quality of your poem, Alan, and how you have ended your piece on a hopeful note.

  4. brian miller says:

    slamming against the echoes of unfolded mysteries…ha…i love that line alan. the last couple lines present quite the connundrum

  5. peggygoetz says:

    A different take on festival here and I enjoyed reading it. That is quite some ferris wheel in the photo.

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Enjoyed this, Alan… especially the first 3 lines.

  7. Wendy Bourke says:

    Beautiful words – “immersed into the vibrant violet life” – an indelible line of poetry.

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    I love the contrasting thoughts…known versus unknown as it were….warmth of the night set against the mystery of the day….learned and picked out rhythm contesting with the
    uncertainties of life…festive spirit vs the lurking monster….a wonderful write Alan 🙂

  9. Mysterious and cryptic. And I really liked the ending. 🙂

  10. A look at both sides of this feature of the carnival, Alan. There is fun but also danger and melancholy lurking there. Well-penned!

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