Refuge Among Parasols
Curtains of parasols hide the sky
from an outer world to guard
the lit splendor of dusk undone,
where ferris wheels roll
in a time restricted by structured hours.
Cotton candy puffs mid-air
for at least a longer moment,
when children in Sunday frocks
escape into a thrill of magic,
dreaming of a refuge from things mundane.
The colored umbrellas burst into firework parade
Above a welcoming air
swaying on handles lit by conniving stars;
the ringmaster boasts of circus' finale
prompting the fat lady to dance an encore---
a mimic of play sheltering giggles
for extended tweets before undue slumber.
Symbolism: The Umbrella Contest
from Leon Datu
Feb 23, 2014
Copyright © Leon Datu | Year Posted 2014
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