Friday, October 1, 2010

COTTON CANDY: An Original Poem

I know I haven’t been posting as often as I used to—or writing many book reviews lately. I’ve had lots of things on my mind and some family matters to attend to in recent months. My creative juices are bit low at the moment and my ability to focus on things of a literary nature is not at an optimum level. I do hope things will return to normal soon.

Today, I selected a poem that I wrote for an unpublished collection called Sweet Dreams. As this is the season of county fairs around my neck of the woods, I think there will be lots of kids eating cotton candy…as well as candied apples, fried dough, and other low-calorie foods.

by Elaine Magliaro

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

At Blue Rose Girls I have a video of The Crocodile's Toothache--performed by its author Shel Silverstein.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is over at Bibliophile this week.


Jennie said...

Oh that captures it so perfectly! Thank you for sharing.

Jane Heitman Healy said...

This is so right, Elaine! My dad would never buy us cotton candy. He said it was "like eating hair." ! :)

Anonymous said...


I love the image of a sunset cloud floating on a cardboard cone. Thanks for painting that picture in my head. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Gomez said...

I love your poem. Simple, perfect images.

Mary Lee said...

In a couple of weeks we will go to the last county fair in Ohio...and I intend to eat cotton candy in honor of your poem!

laurasalas said...

Sunset cloud--Oh, perfect. All those images are wonderful! Hope situations resolve themselves soon, Elaine. Thanks for sharing this lovely, sweet poem:>)

KayDdid said...

Your cotton candy poem has captured the sweetest moment at the county fair.
I'm sure you'll get your normal back soon:)