Too wide serpentine smile
Serrated corners revealing
Dislocated laughter taunts
Eyes choked with venous sadness
Trails of mascara,
A spectral life
Scrapping the sediment
Ravenous this palate,
Is a death mask
Maybe there is something wrong with me but this clown is very attractive.
30 thoughts on “Clown”
Skillful juxtaposition of what we believe a clown is supposed to be and the reality, perhaps, hidden beneath the paint. Wow!
Thank you so much for your lovely words and for the like
You have brought you a totally different picture in a clown’s face! A clown which makes us laugh has been transformed and shown in reality. Great work~!
Thank you for your comments and your visit =)
Many clown faces all around us.
We just don’t see the deepness disguised.
Wonderful post 🙂
You are absolutely right. Thank you so much J =)
I’ve always found clowns spooky, even the happy ones!
I know right! My aunt used to collect them and I stayed with her sometimes it was terrifying to me when I was little
I agree they totally are! I picked for the picture one that wasn’t too scary just because it would freak me out looking at my own site otherwise lol
Great reference to a death mask. Well written.
Thanks Jack =)
Wow, incredible poem and photo. I thought there might be this terrible sadness behind these clown faces.
I imagine not always but I honestly think their faces look very sad and well honestly scary usually. Thank you so much Judy =)
Creepy…I like it, especially his too wide serpentine smile. =)
Thank you Stephanie and thanks for visiting!
“weeping degradation” – perhaps we can all relate to his tears and find them to be compelling as we are drawn to what’s familiar. An excellent piece my friend. Thank you for sharing it with me. Have a lovely evening.
Thank you so much Kay for the like and the visit =)
i love this poem, its up my alley
Thank you I am so glad =)
Nice job. Really love the language and imagery in here. Fits perfect with the photo. The clown has always had dual representation either happy or sad. I like the depth you’ve provided here, offering another option in clown symbolism.
Thank you very much Fred =)
visual and elegant word painting.
Thanks Jingle =)
When I was little I discovered that clowns have real faces. I was very disappointed with the prosaicness of a clown’s face. I suppose you never felt the same…
I do think this way of women wearing a lot of makeup to make themselves beautifully, they tend to have bland features too
dark, powerful – the imagery and language are superb
clowns still creep me out a little
Thank you so much! They do me as well though less maybe if they looked like the one above lol
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