Thoughts They Send To My Head

In a theatre, a play*
In an actor, a character
Talking about simple things
Common things
People walking down a street
Talking, kissing, arguing
Over common things

Visualise: street fairs, festivals
Grungy urban suburbs
Newtown, Surry Hills
I am there, momentarily
But still watching the actor

Impressions, dreams
Sights, sounds, smells
A curious, playful blend
Hot dogs and fairy floss
Beer and felafel
Face paint and cut grass
Tobacco, cooking and pot 

People in hats
Out of focus rides
Laughing and colour
And confetti

It is easy to forget
That life’s not just all about
The razzle-dazzle

January 2010 Derek Wilson

*Words They Make With Their Mouths by Tim Spencer

~ by Derek Wilson on January 21, 2010.

4 Responses to “Thoughts They Send To My Head”

  1. I love this poem. 🙂 I can’t offer you a critique since I don’t know anything about poetry, but it flowed well for me and, of course, I love the topic. ^^ Thanks so much for posting. It warmed up my morning nicely.

    • Thank you for you comments! I’m glad that it resonated with you… I wish you all the best too and I’ll have a good read of your Noveling Blog…


  2. Sounds like a place I know…
    I love the rhythm of this, without being rhymey; it pulls me right along, almost musical. I love the imagery also.
    I’m quite stuck on that fairy floss!

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