POETRY ROOM | Curator Doru Radu

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The Traveling Circus
by Russell Edson

A white-faced clown lying in the gutter like an old

tennis shoe. The circus has left town…

The last time the circus left town, it left the fat lady

dumped on the sidewalk like a pile of cottage cheese wearing


Packing and unpacking, the circus always on the move,

always forgetting something.

One time even forgetting to leave town…


** Illustration: Ștefan Câlția / The Clown, the Lady and the Magician (oil on canvas, 2011), inventory no.: 2560 // photo: Bogdan Bordeianu, courtesy: Galeria Posibilă


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