Thursday, February 25, 2010


Thinking of carnivals...

The city comes gushing;
The world spins round and round;
In pink frock and cotton-candy,
The girl lost cannot be found;
Such silence thunderous in the noise,
Not so happy naked breasts,
While the ponies leap pretending to find her,
Behind a purple mask she rests.

When the carousels conspire,
Sealing the fate of the carnival,
Bulbs go off and on,
Lovers hold hands;
Cotton candies and lollipops,
Revolving ponies and scurrying rabbits;
The masquerade held like two frames of a movie,
Stepping back now and stepping ahead now,
Fake smiles, fake eyes, fake joys all,
Revealing the goodness of everything fake,
And the joys derived from magical make-believes,
The carousels conspire,
Tossing the riders up, up, up, in the air!


quixotic.knight said...

You got a beautiful mind,i'm a fan

{ Persis Shah } said...

yes indeed you do have a beautiful mind and way with words...xoxo.

Sutton said...

carnivals are beautiful, creepy, and romantic!

Viva La Fashion said...

we don't have carnivals where i'm from but...we have fairs. :) i love riding rides and all the fair/carnvially things to do there.

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I would love to go to a carnival, I love the rides and food!

Romany said...

Amazing photos. Lovely poetry, I've always admired people who can write their own. Anything I've ever written is god-awful, honestly. Or really deliberately wanky just for a laugh haha.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Such a magical post. Love the poetry and the amazing photos.

It kind of reminds me childhood and the innocence and carefree-ness of it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

kumar said...

beautiful images
nice poems ,

cool post

Mr Sartorial said...

Nice pics:)

Anna said...

Congratulations. I'm not as good as you in expressing what I feel. Wonderful poetry!

Nathalie said...

oh my, those pictures are so amazing. What a wonderful post!!

Leah said...

Love the images and love the poem... you are brilliant! xoxo

Inspiration in Italy said...

I love this post!!! xxx

Missy said...

so sweet x

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Bernadine said...


Came from Barry's blog.

You have a nice way of expressing yourself. I'm trying to write poetry but it seems to fail sometimes (or so I think) I can't always express all the emotion I feel and I think you do it very well :)

I'll be following your blog..

I'll be on leave for the next two weeks but I'll try to catch up when I get back. :)

Maggi said...

How beautiful!

Nuit said...

so nice!!! there are fa-bu-lous carnivals here in Mexico but all happen in the south and I have never been.... big and colorful and loud like the one in Rio, Brazil... I die to go!!

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Zanah said...

Carnivals remind me of my childhood :) Mon Mode Blog

Hope Chella said...

I am following you too!!!! xxox

Annachiara said...

I love your blog darling...Adorable!!! I follow you...and thanks for your lovely comment :D

Style of a Fashionista said...

I love it when the fair comes to town. I love watching the trail of all the vans and trucks.

Hey thanks for the follow and your comment.

Where do you get the time for two blogs xoxo

Barry said...

Tamanna, thanks for visiting me. You asked if I'd read and comment on your poetry. Okay, here it!

I love this piece. The imagery you've painted, the careful wording. There's a quiet passion in this writing, at least that's what I take away from it.

I hope as you say you'll drop by to visit me often. I think you're a wonderful writer and I'd love to get your feedback on mine.

I'm most definitely following you!

Anonymous said...

lovely blog and post dear,thank you for the comment.

koralee said...

Love this post today! Both images and words are inspiring. xoxo

gleenn said...

great photos. I love carnivals too.
I'm a follower girl, please follow back. thanks :)

Hannah ♥ said...

awww love those photos, makes me want to go to a funfair right now!!! haha :)



Anonymous said...

beautiful...and an inspirational post for i am sitting here thinking of my next poem...maybe i will have to incorporate these images into my work!

Dylana said...

Great pics!

I just came across your blog!

It is lovely!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I love your picture choices, they are just gorgeous.

Barry said...

Hi Tamanna, just checking back to say hi. I hope things are well with you. :)

tortured artist said...

i love the photos.. great shots! how i wish we have these kind of carnival here.hehe

im a follower!!

crazy/beautiful ♥ ♥ ♥

Barry said...

Hi Tamanna. In response to your last comment, "The One" refers to that ONE person we can't forget no matter how hard we try. The one who (regardless of how good or bad they may have been for us) seems to have taken up a permanent home in our heart, mind and soul and won't allow us to let go of them.

I think most of us have somebody like this in our lives.

the real mia said...

What lovely photos... makes me want to find a carousel and ride it.

Missy said...

love the pics! i've never been to a carnival x

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

so adorbs!!

hopelle said...

beautiful words! great!

Clare said...

Love these photos, they're stunning!



Style, She Wrote said...

Love the carousel picture. It reminds me of home. (There's one by my parent's house).

Great blog! Will check back soon!

HeatherClark said...

ooo i wish a carnival would come to san francisco!

Glam Girl said...

Love this post! Nice blog!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

beautiful pictures! they have me thinking about summertime!

English Rose ♥ said...

These are really inspiring pictures - fab post darling!

Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment - sorry for the late reply!

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

Kristin said...

That was beautiful! I wish Spring wasn't gone so fast. Here in Florida we're about to get slammed with Summer!


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