Friday, June 1, 2018

COTTON CANDY: An Original Poem

My older granddaughter didn't have school last Friday because of kindergarten screening. It was a beautiful day so my husband and I took the "grandgirls" to Salem Willows Park. Julia asked if I'd get them some cotton candy, which they really enjoyed. That little trip brought to mind a poem that I wrote about cotton candy for a poetry collection about sweet things that has never been published.




COTTON CANDY

Fairy floss,
pink puff of spun sugar,
cumulus confection,
sunset cloud
floating on a cardboard cone.


It's a great joy for Mike and me to take "our girls" to places we went to as kids to have fun.

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Buffy has the Poetry Friday Roundup this week.



7 comments:

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

Lovely, "sweet" poem :) Thanks for sharing.

Jane Heitman Healy said...

"Fairy floss"--love this and the whole poem. When I was a kid, my dad wouldn't buy me cotton candy because it said, "It's like eating hair." :)

Linda B said...

Beautiful day to remember, Elaine. That 'fairy floss' is a just-right term for cotton candy.

Mary Lee said...

SWEET!! (Cotton candy AND grandgirls!!)

Brenda Harsham said...

What fun! I love the poem. I hope you'll visit me, as I've reviewed your book. Thanks again for the gift of it. It's a delight.

Buffy Silverman said...

Sweet photo of the grandgirls, sweet poem--I especially love the final two lines.

Kay said...

That is a sweet poem and a sweet time to share with your grandgirls.