I’ve recorded an audio of my recent poem, ‘Send In The Clowns.’ (I tried to do that posh thing of making it blue so that you can click on it, but nothing worked and I was one step from launching this laptop through the window.)
Anyway. Below is my poem brought to life, if you like. It’s just me, reading what I wrote as I heard it in my head. This isn’t something that I’d usually do as I think it’s nice for the Reader to give it their own feeling and to make their own sense out of it…but I was turned by a couple of posts, by another Blogger.
Writermoe.com (Again; I don’t know how to do the blue thing) had posted a wonderful poem called, ‘A Winged Dream’, both written and in audio and I was so fascinated with the difference in feeling that I had in first reading, then hearing it.
This is by no means the most popular of my poems, it actually didn’t do so well here but that is the exact reason that I chose it.
Give it a play, see what you think. Did you hear it as I did?
It really does fascinate me, no end. I bloody love words 🙂
Hope you enjoy. Oh and no picking on my voice. Eddie, especially.
Send In The Clowns.
Roll up roll up!
Ladies and Gentleman!
The Circus is your town
you and I and everyone else.
Catch this go!
and take it and run that tight rope
that we call life.
And don’t you worry, I still
have many thrills
and spills as I drop my loads
for your amusement
delectable dalliances with acrobatic
antics and the tears of a clown.
Yes! Send in the Clowns!
Give them a burden or three,
unrequired by my Troupe
for the same lines, be etched upon their skin
under all that pretense and glory.
The Ringmaster beckons us forward,
A masterclass in the survival of
death-defying stunts is about to
erupt from the mouths of babes
and I for one
could do with that life lesson.
And another! Take it! Own it.
I am sick of being the Juggler!
This show has well and truly started
and you, my friend
are the Tamer of Lions.