The Circus

Fore Real Toads Camera Flash and for Hedge 55. Sometimes something innocent comes along…

The Circus
they walked into town from the farm
a basket of eggs and pale yellow butter
between them to sell –
they spoke little English but were eager
to see the circus, supposedly from Mother Russia.
not enough money for two tickets
they stood and took turns looking
through the crack –
Such a good time they had!


Andre Kertesz
Date: 1920



11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. belle jars
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 13:29:56

    “a basket of eggs and pale yellow butter” … This is my favorite line.

    I like that you’ve chosen to focus on a happy moment.

    P.S. Your link at Real Toads does not lead to this post.


  2. coalblack
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 13:38:11

    Two dairy farmers winning at life!


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 14:07:33

    I find this sweet… to get a glimpse of the joy… maybe even better than to have a seat inside.


  4. ManicDdaily
    Feb 04, 2018 @ 15:29:00

    A sweet story. k.


  5. Sarah Russell
    Feb 05, 2018 @ 09:19:22

    Love this one, Toni!


  6. Kerry O'Connor
    Feb 05, 2018 @ 11:37:56

    All the more enjoyed for being viewed through a crack, and together.


  7. Helen L Dehner
    Feb 05, 2018 @ 12:30:29

    Sweet ~~ as ‘a basket of eggs and pale yellow butter’


  8. sanaarizvi
    Feb 05, 2018 @ 14:02:53

    This is delightfully captured, Toni 💖💖


  9. hypercryptical
    Feb 06, 2018 @ 05:12:34

    Lovely Toni.
    Anna :o]


  10. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 06, 2018 @ 21:00:36

    This is just so poignant,, Toni. I worked at a Jewish hospital in San Francisco in the late-80’s. They did so much for displaced Russians. So many had such a sad aura about them.


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