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Carousel Magic

Who doesn't love the carousel? It just feels so magical.

14 total reviews 
Comment from Kerry Robinson
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Hello there, my friend. Congratulations on your win. You did a fantastic job on the magic of the carousel. I remember as a little girl feeling the magic of flying on the carousel horse as if it were yesterday. Nicely done!
~Kerry

 Comment Written 26-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 26-Jun-2019
    I loved writing that verse. . .those feelings just never go away, even years later. Thanks for the stars too. A win (even 3rd place) is such a nice feather in my cap.
reply by Kerry Robinson on 26-Jun-2019
    You won 2nd place by 1 vote from 1st place:)))
reply by the author on 26-Jun-2019
    Did I misread????? Oh my, how lovely.
    What a great surprise. :)
reply by Kerry Robinson on 26-Jun-2019
    lol, I looked before I reviewed it. lol.
reply by the author on 26-Jun-2019
    lol, :)
reply by Kerry Robinson on 26-Jun-2019
    :))) too funny.
Comment from Artasylum
Exceptional
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You should wing the a carousel contest. It is so beautifully said and it flows like a river...

Watch carefully as you go around
Those horses could flee for a jaunt thru town
It's almost time, give your arm a s-t-r-e-t-c-h
And if you're successful, a brass ring you'll catch

Great Job... yours, Diana

 Comment Written 20-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jun-2019
    Thank you so much Diana. I did win second place, not a cash win but 13 member points. Our voting really does help the outcome.
Comment from lyenochka
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Yes, the carousel is a draw not only for kids but adults, too. I just enjoy watching the kids imagining that the fanstastic creatures they are riding are real. Enjoyed your poem and the near rhymes as none seemed forced. Best to you in the contest.

 Comment Written 20-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jun-2019
    Thank you for the review and the stars.
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written poem about the carousel that is one of the more pleasurable rides that don't have too many fearful screams and mind blowing speeds but a slow ride up and down on the horses all around.

 Comment Written 18-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 18-Jun-2019
    glad you enjoyed the ride Sandra. I have such good memories and will ride again and again, no matter what my age. Thanks for the review and the stars.
Comment from Dean Kuch
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Sadly, Anonymous Poet, mellower rides like the Ferris Wheel and the ornately decorated carousel are going the way of the dinosaur and becoming extinct.
The thrill-seeking kiddies of today want rides like the Tilt-a-Whirl, Octopus and Viking Ship.
I feel that's a shame because, like you, I have always felt there's something mystical and magical about carousels.
Excellent entry for this contest.
Best of luck to you!

~Dean

 Comment Written 18-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 18-Jun-2019
    Thank you Dean. I've always loved the carousel and getting lost in the magic of the music, those carved horses and the brass ring. I'm sure they won't all disappear but if they do, perhaps they'll reappear in another 20-30 years? Too late for me but not for my grandchildren's children. :) Thank you for the review and the stars.
reply by Dean Kuch on 18-Jun-2019
    You're very welcome.
Comment from Darlene Franklin
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I love this poem, the rhythms and word choices paint an aural picture of the carousel. The mastery of the lines, "the music, the wind--this COULD spell disaster//But alas, the music, it begins to slow." The right consonant and vowel sounds make the first one speed by and the second one go so slowly, although t he y both have the same number of syllables.

 Comment Written 18-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 18-Jun-2019
    That truly is the fun of writing. I just love making the words move however I choose them to go. Thank you for the review and the stars.
Comment from misscookie
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Good luck in the contest You captured my attention from the first y line to the last
It brought back pleasant memories when I was a child
Thank you for sharing
Cookie

 Comment Written 17-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 17-Jun-2019
    So happy to help you take a trip down memory lane. :)
Comment from Jeffrey L. Michaux
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I really like this. The beginning, the build up, and the ending. You make it sound like the carousel is alive and could take off at any minute. I enjoyed reading this beautiful and well thought out work. Great job and well done!

 Comment Written 17-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 17-Jun-2019
    Thanks so much JM, glad you enjoyed the ride. :) Thanks also for the stars.
Comment from damommy
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Dare I admit it before all the readers that I still find carousels magic? You've caught the very essence of that in this lovely poem. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 17-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 17-Jun-2019
    Yes, for me as well, obviously. :) Thanks for the review and the stars.
reply by damommy on 17-Jun-2019
    I voted for it.
reply by the author on 17-Jun-2019
    Thank you so much for the vote!
Comment from Robert Zimmerman
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When I was a child the Carnival used to come to our town for four days every summer. They had three rides. There was a Ferris wheel, a tilt a whirl and a merry-go-round (carousel). The music is what attracted me to it. The rest of the 11 and 12-year-olds that I ran with would not get on the carousel. We spent the entire day and evening going back and forth between the tilt a whirl and the Ferris wheel. We were tough! I enjoyed your poem very much. It is well written and is nudging me to go find some cotton candy. -Robert-

 Comment Written 17-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 17-Jun-2019
    But no store bought cotton candy. . .that would never do. Enjoy. Thaks for the review and the stars.