Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Fairyland Circus

I glimpsed the clown trumpeter tooting and tottering one day, 
and I listened as all around the grasses began to sway sshhhhh...ssswishhhh...wish...wwwhhooshhh..and...tootootooot! 
the circus, the fairyland circus is coming to play

So full of joy came the dancers of blue, 
On their fantabulistic penny farthing around which butterflies flew, 
the magic of their atmosphere pulled me along, 
their power to enchant especially strong

In the warm stone breath of a sunlit windowsill they paused to dance, 
practicing shadow play with the butterflies, everything patterned by chance 
Run run through the meadow to invite her friend,
'Wait wait let me show you my skill of pretend'
Oh marvel... a magic rose wand waved like that
will invite a dear bunny from out of a hat

When day upon day rain came helter skelter, 
and the circus troop vanished, under leaves to shelter
To one royal pair the tippetty tap 'wake up!' called, 
flippety flap little one take care to fly and not fall

Alas the candy floss lady would not venture out in the still damp air, 
for she said the moisture would spoil her fancy fare
Soon the sun came again brining shimmer and glimmer 
And the circus children helped decide which sweet fluffy recipe was the winner

Lastly.... stepping lightly from another morning's purply brume
treading softly across petals came the teller of wonder-full fortunes

With magical mystery, with joyous jollity, with royal revelry and delicious delicacy, 
they have gathered as is told in fairyland legend of old. 
Once in the time of a six hundredth dandelion puff 
Bringing all they have lived betwixt to create true enough... 
Processing they come 
tiddlium tum ta dum 
Today today 
is the day 
that the circus will play

All around about fairies dwellers tiptoe out
The wee ones peep, they point, and the peer 
and very soon hearts enraptured they all gather near
Oh clown's shoes do the talking, jokes and hilarity in their walking
So soon twisting and twirling in air born pirouettes
Fairy tumblers and dancers have wings, so need no nets
'Do let me introduce you' 
says the mysterious being of blue
'This fair fortune teller will wish your wishes true' 

sweet treats in the interval 
are most deliciously beneficial 
light mouthfuls of frivolity
go hand in had with circus jollity

With mouths full of merriment they all gather back....
 Oh magical magician, who will hop from your hat?
 and what better way to make friends with a bunny
than to share something pink and delightingly yummy

Thus it ends
dearest friends
and so now 
take a bow 
Such a show
our hearts glow
and we wish you so well...
Each will go 
as adventuring winds blow
where and when who can tell 
 Till perhaps, in the moment of a six hundredth dandelion puff 
They will share once again, as foretold in fairyland legend of old, 
circus wonder that will, as ever and always be enough


  1. Such an extravaganza of euphorium performance-- my mind is delirious with it's deliciousness ! This enchanting tale is worthy of a little book, you must consider it! Such a delight ..ever increasing magic I see!

    1. As always I am grateful for all that you see, and all that you know, much love to you Lucinda

  2. This was so sweet and I am in awe of al the detail! Thank you so much for sharing this at the Sunday Stitch Along. I am sharing this post link with everyone later today! ~~Katie

    1. Thank you so much Katie, I love your Sunday Stitch Along, even though I often forget!
      with shared appreciation!