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*For Chan, That Archaic Poet, who ROCKS ... boats, minds and THE HOUSE of POETRY!

I hearby dub thee, Chan, not so archaic, But truly, at heart, NEW-DALI.

The Busker Festival of Waterloo is like a circus that takes over the uptown.
Buskers are street performers who make a living off of their talents. Some climb
poles and balance on one hand, some paint themselves silver, turn into an
Elvis-trophy (No. I'm not making this up.) Some are even do synchronized
POGO ATHLETICS, (coolest thing, EVER.)

I could so easily see Chan here...

... And that Music Box Dancer... so sweet you could eat her with a spoon,
as lovely as a dream ... 


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Surreal, the way a contortionist knots
himself as the escape artist breaks free.  
Uptown, buskers beckon with what-naughts,
drawing thousands. Candyland, sighs New-Dali

at its epicenter, his true element,
and he takes it in: the sword swallower,
blindfolds, jugglers, clowns miming laments,
fire-fed gals, stilted-men and tots taller 

on shoulders. This carnival can endear,
turn heads, but only one with a seer-heart
studies the music box dancer, then swears
that she spins perfect webs with street-smarts.

Mirroring that swivel, awed by his entourage,
He becomes centrum to his own collage.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2014 5:54:00 PM
    I happened to see this one of yours again, while typing in his name just now. So wonderful that you wrote a sonnet for him .I just can't understand how someone so young has just passed away of natural causes. What a loss to the world and to us.

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 7:40:00 PM
    So cool Dee, I can see him there too & he would be eating pink cotton candy! Light & Love my sonneteer!

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 9:21:00 AM
    VERY cool one for a cool guy. I am glad he loved it!!

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 9:31:00 AM
    Wow. You know, I don't think I had ever felt or known real, true humility until I joined this community. When someone lifts your creative spirit and cherishes it in such a way, it's almost leaves the tongue speechless as no words can accurately describe the feeling I now feel. It's this wonderful mixture of humility, pride, honor, joy, appreciation, sincerity, love and warmth that seldom touches the heart and Soul in such a deep and profound way. I could not be more grateful if I had to be <3 <3

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 1/29/2014 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just adore you beyond measure, Cyndi Loo-Who. My kindred spirit and sister in art, much love to you <3 ~Chan
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 12:53:00 PM
    Wateloo I meant Oops.Waterloo is in Uk : )..sorry for typo) : )

    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan
    Date: 1/29/2014 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D Hi Dear, actually because Canada has been settled by people around the world, MANY cities, towns and villages are named for cities all around the globe. I live a few hours from, ha!, London, Ontario, Canada, Paris, Ontario, Canada, and Rome, Ontario. Scotland, Ontario... too many to type here! I will mention this in a blog,hon!
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 12:46:00 PM
    Your words flow so easily Cyndi..Somehow you 've taken me to waterloo..Watching those buskers and wonderful view..Art and poetry..Lucky for a person to own both talents.Excellent Cyndi.