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Carnival (revised)

by Clara Mae Gregory

World spins
out of control,
revolving
into a carnival.

Feasts of Fetish-
Delights of sins-
Masquerade masks
with nightmare grins.

Lick the wishbones.
Festivals fed
convivial clones-
Day of the Dead.

Preceded by Lent,
is the true carnival-
*removal of flesh*
redemption of soul.





09/11/2009

Author's Note: Convivial--adjective
fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company;jovial of or befitting a feast; festive

carnival-

the season immediately preceding Lent, often observed with merrymaking; Shrovetide.

carnival origins of the word:

1549, "time of merrymaking before Lent," from It. carnevale "Shrove Tuesday," from older It. forms like Milanese *carnelevale, O.Pisan carnelevare "to remove meat," lit. "raising flesh," from L. caro "flesh" + levare "lighten, raise;" folk etymology is from M.L. carne vale " 'flesh, farewell.'

Posted on 09/11/2009
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