31 December 2007

A Poem For The New Year











Carousel

by Constance




Resolution,

revolution,

round and round we go,



promises made,

guarantee strayed,

centrifugal force, you know.


Jumper, prancer,

trotter, stand,

horse of a different feather—


whirling round

through unseen winds,

by law all bound together.


Leaning starboard,

outflung hand,

to reach the golden ring,


to grasp and grab

would only take

a heartbeat from the King.



Happy

Year

of the

RAT

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about a plug for your hometown,the carousel capitol of the US?

http://www.newsday.com/travel/ny-trkids4830336jul30,0,1101322.story

Constance said...

There, all better...

Link to Carousel story.

The Zoo one was always my favorite carousel - probably because it was within walking distance!
One more hometown carousel Link

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bailing me out

Constance said...

The Rat likes tidy blogs. *g*

Gabriele C. said...

Lol, happy New Year you two.

And the corgies and cat.

Carla said...

Happy New Year!
I like the poem, especially the first verse.

Constance said...

Thanks, Carla. Round and round we go for 2008. And so it begins... :)