Soixante-quinze

Merlin In French Quarter
 
 
Continual feast my seventy fifth
Not many you see beyond sept-decennie
With family once voodooville twice not a myth
Remarkable birthday celebration trinity
 
Hallowed streets of the French Quarter
Merlin l walked with Macbeth along side the three witches
Clothed Lady Godiva snow ghost on horse even whiter
Eve of the Saints floating in October gypsies
 
Into spirit phantoms zigzag dance masquerade
Marching goblins horned draculas sashaying
Hooters and medusas along Mississippi esplanade
As twilight is brought in by raucous train hooting
 
Crowd spectators line up each street side
Ghoulish images bloodied screen shooters flash
As wheels of color beads and sweet treats thrown wide
Helter-skelter screaming catching grabbers clash
 
Merlin I walked along with the three prophets
In stride with the Saints band of New Orleans this fall
Hallows day a few moons to come yet still the Macbeths
Bewitched prophesied to power and hushed to downfall
 
Feasting how I wish to meet again in twenty-fifth
With friends family a centennial thrice phenomenal
Here in the holy streets of the Saints it is no myth
Past the horror parade Merlin casts a spell of glorious carnival
 
©NDR10.27.2016

Written in New Orleans on a vacation last week. I joined/walked the
Halloween Parade as Merlin, costume and all. This parade I believe was
a prelude to a bigger one on the eve. The friends we (w/Betsy) were
with gave me two surprise post birthday celebrations. Quite a treat on
Halloween week! Without me threatening tricks!
Poem tries to capture the mood, the crowd and the characters of the
parade that started around twilight. The witches brought to mind the
Macbeths of the world, their ambitions, greed and downfall.

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J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

Wow! This poem in and of itself is a spell. Very nicely done. I could picture myself there.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

Easily you could. And Robert and Vic as well! We four could have had a real blast! Thank you Jenifer for the heart and star. Indeed I was under some kind of spell writing this poem! :--))

Vic
almost 3 years

Brod, you captured the mood quite well. Great poem! I like!

Happy 75th birthday Brod. And many more

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

Looking to centennial! :-)) Thank you for the 'like'.

Robert L. Martin
almost 3 years

Sounds like you had a marvelous time. Wish I was there. Oh, by the way, great poem, Merlin

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

Thank you Robert. I never celebrated my birthday three times within two weeks. I didn't even wave my wand for that! Quite remarkable! Thanks again for liking. Happy Halloween!

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