In the Tent…(Haiku My Heart)

Swift walk, high above
Performance of great balance
Calm tightrope artist

Round red nose, white face
Give a slight squeeze, happy days
Clown rides toy engine

Disloyal to fear
Artist launched into the air
Shot from the cannon

With a wave of hand
Jumbo vanishes, crowd cheers
Magician enthralls

Trapeze, the last act
Immersed in show, I return
Voice hoarse from applause

Practice in basement
Topple each time, not easy
To learn circus ropes

Written for
Big Tent Poetry, Wordle prompt
Recuerda mi Corazon – Haiku My Heart

Image: Cirque, by PetitJeReve at DeviantArt

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

42 thoughts on “In the Tent…(Haiku My Heart)”

  1. Mastering circus of life writing poetry? or Mastering poetry writing the circus of life? 🙂

    anyway, Good job….A Very Merry Chrsitmas and a Happy New Year, Vinay 🙂


  2. That was like a visit to the Circus Leo and loved all the acts in the Haikus!! But why didn’t the Ringmaster make an appearance with the Lion’s and Tiger’s and the live band to the crescendo, that is the grand finale I loved!!

    • yeah.. 🙂 a circus it was too, Nanka 😀 glad u liked it.. some elements were missing of course, but tried to get all in 😉

      the ringmaster was bored coz the tiger was snoozing actually. 😀 the lion was watching the show, sidelined with illness 😛

  3. Leo (I hope that’s the correct password) 😉
    Your haikus swayed like a trapeze artist from left to right.
    Refreshing subject to write on too.
    Liked it!! 🙂
    Would have loved some popcorn to go with the show…. 😀

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