By Brian

Quote and Theme

The theme of this poem is celebrating the little things in life. A famous quote that ties in with that is

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."

Aaron Siskind

The poem I picked

The County Fair

(Laurie Dawson)

The county fair is a bright balloon

Carried on a string,

An ice cream cone and popcorn stand,

A many-splendored thing.

The county fair is a hundred things

All to see and do . . .

A daring act, a flower show.

It's cotton candy, too.

The county fair is the midway,

A kewpie doll for a prize . . .

A shooting match, a thrilling ride

For every age and size.

The county fair is blue ribbon day

For every canning mom

Whose jar is judged the best of all . . .

Such gay ones to choose from.

The county fair is the farmer's day

With prize steers in the rings;

The best crops, the fowls, the pets . . .

The county fair's many things.

Theme - Celebrating the little things in life.


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