ticket to ride!

“Amuse me!” is fair theme at dVerse poets with Lillian spinning our memories.


calliope music

summer sunburn

sticky cotton candy

magical carousel ride

double-decked imagination

a young girl’s fantasy choice:

to trade precious tickets for

high-kickin’ striped zebra,

long-legged white hare

or sleek blue dolphin?

climb in saddle!



photo by lynn – Kemah TX

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bekkie Sanchez
    Mar 16, 2017 @ 10:20:50

    When I was a child this was my favorite ride! I would pick the best horse and ride like the wind. Round and round. Lol!


  2. lillian
    Mar 16, 2017 @ 07:12:22

    Ohhhhh……a double decker carousel! Have never seen one like that. LOVE it! 🙂 And that “fantasy choice” — it’s true isn’t it? Half the fun as a grandparent now, or just as a Bostonite, is walking along the Rose Kennedy Greenway on a summer afternoon or early evening and stopping to watch our beautiful carousel. An artist created the creatures and children had the vote on what creatures they wanted on it….so there’s an owl, a lobster, a robin, a seahorse, a “real” horse, a squirrel, a seal 🙂 Most fun to watch the children pointing to the different animals as it goes round and you know they’re eyeing which one they’ll try to get for their own ride 🙂 My grandaughter always makes a bee line for the owl 🙂 Great take on the post here! 🙂 Thanks so much for posting. Has really been fun to read all of these. When you give the prompt, you then read all the posts — so it’s always good to give a good prompt 🙂 and this one has been really fun.


  3. frankhubeny
    Mar 16, 2017 @ 00:55:03

    That reminded me cotton candy is sticky. I also liked the fantasy choice of which carousel creature to ride on.


  4. Imelda
    Mar 15, 2017 @ 22:23:50

    It is indeed quite hard to pick a carousel ride. 🙂


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