Dance a spice like the pepper tree

Dance a spice like the pepper tree

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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We meet at spring on her bonaroo doss...

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We meet at spring on her bonaroo doss

Sweet dona, my spinning Jinny all across

Her lips like candy at the Sugar Shack

Her jubes and lallies I lick and smack

And there is a carnival in her eyes

A wild ride ‘cross dish and thighs

On her dolly lallie tappers does she

Dance a spice like the pepper tree   

My Ferris wheel in midway’s cry

With me her ride jock in electric sky

Bone yard, bone yard I’ve got me plush

Wanton lacoddy now scarper’s blush

Flee to Wonderland in blithesome bands

She’s a crescendo in my jolly hands.



© 2019 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
Carny/Polari glossary (some words spoken in fairgrounds since the 17th century)

Bonaroo : wonderful/excellent
Bone yard: place at which employees stay when not working
Dish: buttocks
Dolly: pretty, nice pleasant
Dona: woman
Doss: bed
Jubes: breasts
Lacoddy: body
Lallies (lylies): legs
Lallie tappers: feet
Midway: usually refers to the area of the carnival where the rides are located
Plush: stuffed animals to be given away as prizes
Ride jock (or jockey): someone who operates the carnival rides
Scarper: run off
Spinning Jinny: slang for merry-go-round
Spring: open the carnival
Sugar Shack: a concession or food-stand that sells cotton candy and other sugary treats

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whispering words soft from yesteryear he called through cupped hands so only she could hear.. come my love there's nowt to fear..... what a magical playground you have created for us here my friend.... N :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


I love learning new words, and This is a wonderful write. Enjoyable read

Posted 1 Week Ago


I love your poem! I've always been fascinated with the carny life & you paint it here in ways I've never imagined or heard! Even tho you are meticulous to provide your carny glossary, I'm forgetful, so I could not hold onto many definitions as I read. But that doesn't matter becuz your poem is easy to understand, even without being cognizant of exact meanings. The context is easily understood. This gives me a kick in the butt -- been thinking 'bout writing a childhood fair experience, hanging out in the pig barn, and now I'm reminded to include some of your delicious carny details! Thanks for the inspiration! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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An owl on the moon

1 Week Ago

Margie, what a joy! Thank you for stopping here and riding the carousel of words. I always loved th.. read more
bravo!! what a fantastic "ride" sir! so full of colorful excitement .. a wilding in the chaos ;) a tight put together piece .. the rhyme so natural i hardly noticed and when i did it seems "just right" ..love the language and appreciate the work you did with it .. its a keeper sir! but i have my doubts anyone can corral that lass ;))
E.

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An owl on the moon

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Haha! Such a joy in your response... thank you! Well spoken! Ah, and you see the wonder that comes i.. read more
Einstein Noodle

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in my youth of 50 ...i stayed together with a red headed Irish lass of 30 ... for about 5 yrs .. and.. read more
An owl on the moon

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What a beautiful, sweet love... to share those years.. and to stay in touch even now. So glad you co.. read more
sometimes I want to say eff you Craig, cuz you are that good. But mostly I envy your talent and want to sell you on the open market for a fortune. You are...I think, the best writer on this site and many other sites.

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An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Well... dear Crowley... I was about to get a strong drink after a very long day, but it's no longer .. read more
What a sensual and enthralling journey you have weaved with your words here. I particularly loved the phrases:
"And there is a carnival in her eyes"
and
"She's a crescendo in my jolly hands"

Beautiful and passionate throughout. I enjoyed reading this and can say I've learnt a few new words too!

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An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Glad I could teach you just a few more fun words for the New Year! And so thankful you are back... c.. read more
dear 🦉 your photo and poem is exquisite as the Moon in a starry sky... the erotic touches and the thrill... your quill is tainted in colors of love as the Ferris wheel 🎡 goes around. Bravo and Happy New Year 2019

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An owl on the moon

1 Month Ago

Ah, yes, a very Happy New Year to start with such kindness, dear Patricia. Thank you. Let this year .. read more

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Welcome to my page... May you find peace and inspiration here... 2018 was a journey through my poetic novel, An Owl on the Moon. 2019 will find me going back to a deep inspiration for me... Wonderland.. more..

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