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.


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.


Buffy has the Poetry Friday Roundup this week.


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.