Saturday, December 6, 2014

Brought back memories

                                                                                                Attribution: Jen R for MLMM
Image: Pennwood Carnival Popcorn (here)

A Shadorma:
A non-rhyming six-line poem
 of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables
Childhood thrills
Big crowds, animals
Better than
YouTube screen
Tensed trapeze funny clowns all

A Naani:
There are 4 lines for a
total of 20-25 syllables
Brought back memories   5
Circus in town though no Big Top   8
But the spectacle was 'live'   8
The roar was real   4

For BJ's Shadorma and Beyond at
Mindlovemisery's Menagerie  -  to
write on a shadorma or a naani
(Hank chosen to write both)


  1. A fun time can be had indeed, with the good ones

  2. You really can't experience that on YouTube...

  3. I remember the carnivals from my youth but don't think I ever got to go to a circus. Very nice, Hank

  4. The circus, carnivals were part of my youth that I will always remember

  5. I think the very first carnivals are always the best because you just are so enthralled by the magic at every turn. Nicely done.

  6. both good, but think I like the naani more, seemed more cohesive to me. and 'real', yes, much better than youtube.

  7. Oh, I love this, Hank! :)
    Great memories -- and a great feel to both of these. Well done :)

  8. That's the sort of fun I like and also the memories.
    Much enjoyable Hank.

  9. Loved both the pieces, and yes true that real roar sounds better than any youtube video roar :)

  10. These are simply lovely Hank! Thanks for your participation! Bastet.