A Postcard for the Revellers

Today’s postcard was a reproduction of an 1887 photograph of Salisbury’s own Giant and Hob-Nob, so I felt that called for a more playful approach. 🙂

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Pageant

Hems

gathering dance steps

swift curves and

folds precipitated

in the ritual of

street-wise love

eyes rigid with festive overload

exuberance hidden behind wigs

curl over curl of grandfatherly

custom, lace brimming under modesty

and oh the sharp

tip of comedy

puncturing the

fairy circle

until history

takes                          over.

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