|Circus Horse Rider by Marc Chagall|
Is once again in town
Erecting its make believe world
inside a much traveled tent.
The circus has arrived
amid much fan fare and applause
horse and rider circle the ring.
The circus is here
all the clowns parade at the end
me in the wrong color costume.
|Clown in Yellow Costume by Marc Chagall|
This poem was inspired by Magpie Tales and the Clown in the Yellow Costume. And the many fantasy works by artist Mark Chagall. Reviewing his work while thinking about the poem forming in my head has also hatched some creative ideas for paintings. Artists should never close themselves off from other artists' works. Nor should they copy except as an exercise.
|The Painter by Marc Chagall|